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Q.Hydrangeas Not Looking Good.

Zone 49519 | Anonymous added on May 13, 2021 | Answered

Hi These are newly planted Hydrangeas, and they don’t look good at all. We planted them exactly as the directions suggested. They looked fine in the pots, but not good at all in the ground. Any suggestions on what we need to do would be greatly appreciated.

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Answered on May 14, 2021

I'm wondering if perhaps you've overwatered your plant. In addition to transplant shock, it looks like there may be a bit of root rot going on. You should trim away any bad leaves and clean a little around the base of the plant. Does you soil have good drainage? This may be a matter of just being patient, not over or under watering, and keeping it trimmed up a little. Here's an article, in case the problem doesn't resolve:
and here's one on transplant shock:

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