Rosaleen Carvill asked 15 years ago

Can anything be done to save young Olearia shrubs that have become waterlogged due to the bad weather I had intended that they would act as wind breakers The soil is very heavy so slow draining.

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 6 years ago
Not much can be done really… only let them take their chances. Olearia does not like waterlogged soil but they may survive without the roots dying for lack of oxygen.

When planting on heavy soil, it is a good idea to plant on a broad mound, one metre or more across and up to 20cm high at the centre. This can help to keep a portion of the root system out of the worst of the wetness.