Choisya Ternata 'Sundance': Moved & Sulking
Shadoweaver Posts: 70
Being a little impulsive I moved a Choisya Ternata 'Sundance' about 3-4 months ago IIRC. Its a largish size c.1m x 1.5m and it seemed to move AOK, however, this was before the onslaught of February and Marches cold conditions!! The leaves have wilted despite being watered and it is now looking a little sad to say the least!
There does seem to be a small ray of hope. I have noticed some new leaves growing at the branch tips (good sign?) and in the leaf axils there appear to be new leaf buds emerging (another good sign?).
Am I kidding myself that it will recover after a leaf drop or is it a goner! Any guidance or expert knowledge gratefully received
My choisya isn't Sundance but it's looking sad. Wilted and brown bits on the extremities of the branches. It always does this and recovers. The one I have growing under a tree doesn't do this. I'd leave it alone and see what happens
In the sticks near Peterborough
Our choyosa sundance has not been moved, but I have taken cuttings which rooted well. I suspect that the time of the move was a bit hard for it, as assuming you live in the UK, it was followed by some pretty horrid weater, and however well you did it regarding rootball etc., it has suffered. I would prune it hard, it cannot make new roots, shoots and support the leaves it has already, mulch it with whatever you usually use for mulch and leave well alone. As it has some new shoots it is trying, but can't do it all, they are very forgiving and will recover if it can.
Verdun - there was a pretty good rootball but there were some roots poking out. I can't say that I didn't cause damage to the root system as I know there was a big b*gger anchoring it down and I couldn't dig it all out intact!!!!!
I'll give it more time as suggested, lay off the water and give it a prune when the weather picks up a bit more. I 'm encouraged that all is not lost
Have a great evening one and all.
Will definitely take cuttings - if it doesn't aspire to being an ex- shrub and give up the ghost! Lesson learnt!!!