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Can we save our two Solanum Crispum 'Glasnevin'?

Hello there,
Our two Solanum Crispum 'Glasnevin' are now 1.5 years old. They survived their first winter, however suffered during the storms earlier this year and lost all their leaves! Can they be saved? Grateful for any tips! Thanks a lot in advance!


  • BorderlineBorderline Posts: 4,700
    I feel the containers are not big enough for both shrubs. One alone can clamber through large areas in a short space of time. They are fast growers, so need larger containers. Also, they need to be planted in a loam-based soil like John Innes No 2 with added grit for drainage and placed against a southerly wall. You can shorten them a bit and wait to see after that, but if no sign of leaf growth in the next 4 weeks, they have not made it I'm afraid.
  • AnniDAnniD Posts: 11,909
    You could try the scratch test - using your fingernail or a pocket knife, gently scratch the bark. 
    If the underneath is green, there's still hope. If it's brown,  it's probably had it.
  • Thanks a lot both! I’ve done the scratch test. Turned out most branches were completely dry/dead :( I cut off most of them. However some were still green so fingers crossed!
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