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Philadelphus manteau d'Hermine - looking poorly (with pic)

Liz WarnerLiz Warner Posts: 199

I ordered this plant earlier this year and planted it a couple of months ago.  It's changed at all!  No new growth, no leaves have fallen off.  I've checked it's not a plastic plant.  What's wrong with it?



  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Posts: 37,248

    Hi LIz. They do take a little while to settle in after planting so I would wait a little longer.

    Cacoethes: An irresistible urge to do something inadvisable
  • Liz WarnerLiz Warner Posts: 199

    Thanks ladybird. I'll keep watering it and talking to it!!

  • Dave MorganDave Morgan Posts: 3,123

    Liz, try scratching the bark see if it's green underneath. It really should have settled by now .

  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 54,353

    That's a very sad specimen of a plant. image  

    Was it like that when you got it Liz?  Did you notice if it was root bound when you planted it? 

    All the Philadelphus varieties are tough plants and yes, it should be looking a lot healthier by now. Even a young plant should have put on growth and be greening up well at this time of year. 

    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
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