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Q.Issue With Mediterranean White Heather.

Zone 48038 | Anonymous added on June 15, 2021 | Answered

I planted 4 Mediterranean White Heather a couple of weeks ago. I planted them immediately after I brought them home. Within a couple days 3 of them turned completely blown. I have been watering the and applied a root stimulator with the hopes of them coming back. Should I cut them back for a new start? Is there any chance that they will come back ?

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Answered on June 28, 2021

Yours is likely the 'Erica' hybrid and is less hardy than some of the others. Heaths and heathers are often grouped together so it helps to know more about them. Since your plants turned brown so quickly, I would check with the seller about replacing them. It may be there was already a problem with the shrubs. Try scraping off some of the branch and see if there is any live, green, wood below. If not, they probably won't come back, but you can try pruning them lightly. Here are care tips that should help:


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