nandina domestica; transplant shock - Knowledgebase Question

desert hot springs, ca
Question by maxdhs
March 29, 2006
I planted 3 Nandina Domestica Heavenly Bamboo, 15 gal size (I purchased from Cherry Valley Nursery) We have properly watered and fertilized, but with the winds we've had, we lost all the leaves of one of the plants.
I made sure to loosen the root ball before planting.

I'm confused as to what happened and will the leaves come back?
Is there something else I should be doing? I'm in Desert Hot Sprngs.


Answer from NGA
March 29, 2006


Winds can certainly tatter and tear leaves and the leaves on nandina are no exception when planted in windy areas. The leaves probably won't come back but healthy roots will produce new sprouts at ground level. Watch for signs of life; when new growth appears, prune away all the canes with tattered leaves. Best wishes with your nandinas!

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