Burning Bush Plants

Dwarf Burning Bushes


Labailey added on May 30, 2015 | Answered

We planted three dwarf burning bushes three weeks ago and they have all lost their leaves. Is this normal? We had burning bushes in the same place but replaced the 18 year old bushes with these new bushes.


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shelley
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Answered on May 30, 2015

Premature leaf drop is usually a sign of stress. How have you been watering them? New plants require more frequent watering than established plants. Given that these are new plantings, it probably is the result of transplant shock. Here is an article that will help you that discusses transplant shock and how to remedy it:

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/environmental/learn-how-to-avoid-and-repair-transplant-shock-in-plants.htm

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