I transplanted two ligustrum in between already mature ligustrum. They’ve slowly been dying and I think I may need to pull them and start over. Soon after planting the leaves all fell down like they were wilting. I assumed over watering so did not water for 5 days. I took off all dead leaves (which is almost the whole thing) and have been watering every few days but there is no new growth
I wouldn't move them again. They are probably suffering from transplant shock plus it's the worst time of the year to transplant. That is best done in spring or fall. Keep them well watered but not saturated and make sure they don't sit in water.
Did you get most of the rootball when you moved them? That can make a big difference in their recovery.
We are in South Georgia and are trying to determine our best course of action to renew/encourage survival of the plants. What are your recommendations?
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three or four feet from the ground. Will this damage the plant? Will it return to full growth next spring?
Ligustrum tolerate severe pruning well, but it should be done soon after flowering. He may have cut off the blooms for next spring if you have a blooming variety.
They grow quickly so it should be fine.
The upper half of this plant's leaves are all browning, and some leaves are drying out completely. I increased watering frequency and quantity but it had no effect. Is this a fungus? or a problem with the roots? Thank you.
Unfortunately, your photo did not come through. I am unable to diagnose the issue at hand. I would guess that overwatering has lead to fungal infection. You may need a fungicide. This article will help:
Is this from a fungus, or something else? It’s getting the right amount of water. How can I save it? Thanks
Unfortunately, your photo did not come through. I am unable to diagnose the problem. If it appears to be bacterial or fungal, then I would recommend using a fungicide, and backing off on the watering quite a bit.
This article will help you with fungicide use:
Our 35 year old waxleaf legustrums are turning brown and leaves falling after several days of ice and snow. Will bushes this size and age survive? The other shrubs are Chinese Plums. Any help for either? We live in Austin, TX and hate to lose these beauties.
Likely, they will do just fine. Both specimens are hardy below your zone.
Since they are not accustomed to the change in weather, they will need time to recover before they look "normal" again. This won't really require any extra input on your part, though.
Here are some articles that will help you to care for both:
Why is my sunshine ligustrum leaves turning brown. I planted it a month ago bright yellow no leaves are brown
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