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Q.How To Tell When Bottlebrush Bush Is Dead

Zone 78132 | acmlvn added on July 17, 2020 | Answered

I transplanted a Bottlebrush bush a couple of weeks ago. Leaves started to curl and loose green color and some leaves fell off. There are still a few green leaves. How will I know when it is dead?

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Answered on July 20, 2020

You can perform the "scratch test" which will allow you know if the tree is alive or dead. This article will help:


Transplant shock is common when planting in the heat. These will need to be planted in Spring or Autumn to avoid this. The problem comes when attempting to compensate for the heat. A shade cloth can help protect from some of the heat, instead of watering. Watering needs to be done as the soil dries completely down to about 3 inches or so, while it is establishing. A meter may be needed. This article will help:


This article will help you with transplant shock:


This article will help you with their care:


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