Nandina dropping leaves

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Nandina dropping leaves

Post by hokiehi » Sat Sep 07, 2013 10:57 am

I planted several 7 gallon 'Gulfstream' Nandinas in May and some are dropping their leaves. Please advise.

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Re: Nandina dropping leaves

Post by lorijones » Mon Sep 16, 2013 3:07 pm

Did you keep the shrubs well-watered after planting? They are drought tolerant once they are established but until then, they should be kept watered on a regular basis. This may just be transplant shock due to reduced water uptake because new roots haven't established well yet. I'm sure that you will seen new growth in the spring. As long as you keep it watered adequately and the branches are still green under the bark (scratch the bark with your thumbnail or a penknife to check), then they should be fine. You might want to sprinkle some Espoma Plant-tone around each shrub according to the label directions. Do this again in the spring.

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