rose bush wilting - Knowledgebase Question

middleburg hts, Oh
Question by bestfan6363
May 29, 2010
transplanted 2 knockout roses last week- thought i got a good root ball of dirt. wilting -all flowers died. watered and fed them. should i cut them back or ??????

Answer from NGA
May 29, 2010


It's not unusual for transplanted shrubs to show some stress for a couple of weeks. I'd allow them to settle in another 2-3 weeks. Once the roots establish themselves they will perk up. When you see new growth you can prune them back to remove any dead stems and branches. In the meantime, just water as usual. They'll recover in a few weeks. Best wishes with your roses.

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