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Hebe looks flat and squashed?

Pics attached, a few week ago I bought new a few new plants, including two different hebes. One of them is a hebe magret and it’s started to go flat... almost as it’s been sat on, all the branches are fine and not snapped etc, is this normal? 
Pic attached, any help is appreciated!
thankyou 

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  • BorderlineBorderline Posts: 4,677
    Most likely still trying adapting to the new conditions. If it’s not some animal that’s sat on it!

    Many plants are grown in quite protected conditions resulting in excessive soft growth. This soft growth may not fair well in windy outdoor conditions where night & day temperatures vary. 

    Provided you prepared the hole well and kept it well watered every other day over the warm period, just wait to see if the branches literally pick up. If not, prune them back to give them a chance to start again. They should recover with fresh new growth over the summer. 
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 47,198
    The middle of the plant looks very dry. Did you soak the pot well before planting?
    If not, the water won't penetrate the main body of the plant and will tend to just run off. The roots then won't get away from the main rootball properly into the surroundings.
    It happens often with pot bound plants too.
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • BlenkironBlenkiron Posts: 44
    Fairygirl said:
    The middle of the plant looks very dry. Did you soak the pot well before planting?
    If not, the water won't penetrate the main body of the plant and will tend to just run off. The roots then won't get away from the main rootball properly into the surroundings.
    It happens often with pot bound plants too.
    Thanks for the reply, I’m pretty sure it was pot bound when I bought it and had to cut the pot off in pieces... I soaked it for about 20mins while planting the rest
    Most likely still trying adapting to the new conditions. If it’s not some animal that’s sat on it!

    Many plants are grown in quite protected conditions resulting in excessive soft growth. This soft growth may not fair well in windy outdoor conditions where night & day temperatures vary. 

    Provided you prepared the hole well and kept it well watered every other day over the warm period, just wait to see if the branches literally pick up. If not, prune them back to give them a chance to start again. They should recover with fresh new growth over the summer. 
    Thankyou for the reply, I’ll keep watering and keeping an eye for abit see how it goes
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