Escallonia Hedging

Mary McMahon asked 13 years ago

I planted an eccallonia hedge from one litre pots one week ago. When planting I added some fertilizer and compost to the ground. However after the weekend rain most of the plants have lost their leaves or their leaves are brown. Is this due to the fertilizer. Will these plants recover or will i have to replace them?

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 4 years ago
Unless the fertilizer was close to the roots and not mixed into the soil, it will not have caused the damage. The plants were probably soft and simply got battered by strong cold winds.

If the fertilizer was close to the roots, it might have contributed to the drying of the leaves.

It is not unusual for young hedging to get a bit of a setback, but it will recover.