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my shrub from next door is not doing well



  • AHRAHR Sheffield Posts: 356

    do you think its going to survive after its move from next door, as its looking more and more droopy each day?

  • bekkie hughesbekkie hughes Posts: 5,294
    I thought possibly portugese laurel, but one of the leaves looks more like a choysia????

    Andy, you really need to soak it, and i mean it needs to be swimming, its very counter intuitive but its what it needs, i move lots of things when i shouldnt!

    It also really needs that trim to reduce the stress on the plant image

    It will most likely pull through, these things are tougher than we give them credit for image
  • AHRAHR Sheffield Posts: 356

    thanks image

  • AHRAHR Sheffield Posts: 356

    thanks i have just been out and given it a huge water and will do the same this evening. 


    i did notice when i was re-planting it that the root ball was quite small. 

  • Invicta2Invicta2 Posts: 663

    Portuguese Laurel leaves have red leaf stalks. That might be a small leaved clone of Cherry laurel, there are dozens of clones of Cherry laurel with different sized leaves.

  • bekkie hughesbekkie hughes Posts: 5,294
    Let us know how it does please image
  • AirwavesAirwaves Posts: 82

    I  think you could safely reduce the length of the branches by half. I guess you will loose all of the leave,but not to worry keep it well waterered and you will soon be seeing green shoots!image

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,160

    I don't think that's either of the laurels mentioned. That's not the way they droop and die off.

    I agree it's got to be hacked back and soon if it's going to survive. A small rootball can't support that lot

  • AHRAHR Sheffield Posts: 356

    Thanks for all your replys 

  • AHRAHR Sheffield Posts: 356

    month on - this srub died back then I notic there was a crack all the way up the main trunk. No leaves although there are a lot of shoots coming out of the bottom, I'm currently thinking about chopping it down to the new shoots and seeing what happened 

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