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Q.Oak Leaf Hydrangea, Local, Not Surviving Planting Well

Zone 28773 | Anonymous added on June 21, 2024 | Answered

I put it in pot in a windy, sunny location to acclimate it, seeing if liked spot. It is looking dead. I have planted it now in a less windy or sunny location. How do I bring it back?

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Answered on June 21, 2024

Oakleaf Hydrangea is a native shrub that requires a morning sun exposure until 11am or earlier only, well draining, acidic soil, 3-4 inches of organic mulch and soil that is always moist at a depth of 4 inches. Once established, it can be drought tolerant as far as hydrangeas can be. The soil should not be allowed to get soggy for long periods of time as it can easily catch root rot otherwise. In an extreme wilting episode, consider carefully dunking it in a pail full of water in full but bright shade until the soil stops throwing air bubbles, around 2-3 hours, and then replant it back.

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