Nishiki Willows - Knowledgebase Question

Syracuse, NY
Question by rabanks
July 24, 2002
More than a month ago I moved my Nishiki willows to a shadier place in my garden. Unfortunately, they had lost their pink tips with too much sun. That is the feature that I like most about these shrubs. Will they ever come back?


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Answer from NGA
July 24, 2002

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your plant is most likely stressed and will be growing slowly.

Please do not be tempted to fertilize it at this point, a stressed plant simply needs time to root well and recover.
Once the plant is settled in its permanent location, next spring you could fertilize it with a complete granular fertilizer such as 10-10-10 according to label instructions and/or apply a layer of compost early next spring. Good luck with your willow! your plant is most likely stressed and will be growing slowly.

Please do not be tempted to fertilize it at this point, a stressed plant simply needs time to root well and recover.
Once the plant is settled in its permanent location, next spring you could fertilize it with a complete granular fertilizer such as 10-10-10 according to label instructions and/or apply a layer of compost early next spring. Good luck with your willow!

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