Can I save this Persimmon tree? - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by aprtex
May 1, 2009
Last week I bought a Persimmon tree in good conditions, doing good in the pot. I transplanted it and the rain came and the ground became a mud hole today is four days later still wet and the leaves are not yellow but folded in the middle. Shall I remove it and change location? or improve dirt quality in that spot? Please help

Answer from NGA
May 1, 2009


The roots of your tree can suffocate if the soil remains soggy so you may want to dig the tree out and either find a higher, drier planting spot or amend the soil with organic matter so it drains quickly. You might even want to plant your persimmon in a raised bed to make sure the soil drains well. Whatever you decide to do, I would still recommend digging the tree out now before the roots drown!

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