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Apr 27, 2018 9:58 AM CST
Canyon Lake Texas
What is the best way to "rescue" a plant that has been overwatered? I have two of four newly planted (3 weeks) Glossy Abelia that are drooping and foliage is curling all over. Followed planting instructions to a tee, including watering. After a week or so I thought they needed water and did so. Now a week later they have the same symptoms. Used my moisture meter and found the soil down about 8 inches to be very moist to wet. These two plants get little direct sun. The other two plants get some partial direct sun and they seem to be doing better. Should I use artificial light on the two that are not doing well? What about making holes in the soil around the root ball (using rebar or something similar) to dry out soil and allow 02 to get to the roots?

I would appreciate suggestions.
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Apr 27, 2018 11:43 AM CST
Name: Philip Becker
Fresno California (Zone 8a)
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Apr 27, 2018 5:08 PM CST
Name: Carol
Santa Ana, ca
Sunset zone 22, USDA zone 10 A.
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Abelias like full sun, so you may need to move the two that are struggling. If that isn't possible, at least water less for the shaded ones. If it's a drainage issue, it may be to late.
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