Transplant-Shocked Rose? - Knowledgebase Question

kingwood, TX
Question by chulovilla
February 27, 1999
I recently transplanted a year-old rose bush to a better location. A week later all of its leaves are yellow. Do you think it will bounce back and should I do anything to help it?

Answer from NGA
February 27, 1999


The shock of root loss due to transplanting can be severe for any plant. Since you've transplanted it in early spring, I am betting that it will recover. (This is the best time to move a rose.) I would suggest you prune it back by 1/2 and make sure the soil is kept moist but not soggy. The rose should bounce back and be off to a good start by March or April.

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