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A sad Red Robin after moving

Hi everyone,

Back in early May I had to move a Red Robin tree in my garden, I probably didn't get a big enough of a rootball around its base when we replanted it and its been looking very sad ever since.

It probably gets a little more sunlight where it is now (but not excessively so) I've been watering it regularly and giving it some plant feed, plus it has plenty of fresh soil. 

Its still very much alive, the leaves are very droopy and shrivled but you can't pull them off and the twigs are green inside.

Wondering what I should do to help it survive, everyone keeps telling me to cut it back but if so how much?

Thanks for all your advice.



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  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Third rock from the sunPosts: 34,459
    Hello there and welcome to the forum. It is best not to feed a newly transplanted shrub but lots of watering is essential. You could cut it back by a half reducing the loss of water through the leaves. How big was it when you moved it?
    Cacoethes: An irresistible urge to do something inadvisable
  • Ladybird4 said:
    Hello there and welcome to the forum. It is best not to feed a newly transplanted shrub but lots of watering is essential. You could cut it back by a half reducing the loss of water through the leaves. How big was it when you moved it?
    Hi thanks for your help, its fairly established about 7' tall.

  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Third rock from the sunPosts: 34,459
    Definitely cut it back by half then. Plenty of water - even if you get rain and no feeding until it is established.
    Cacoethes: An irresistible urge to do something inadvisable
  • Ladybird4 said:
    Definitely cut it back by half then. Plenty of water - even if you get rain and no feeding until it is established.

    Awesome, thanks. I'll do just that! Fingers crossed it will survive.

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