Celestine Nicolas
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Location: Limburg, Netherlands

Introducing and question about a very sad Skimmia

I'm not sure I'm handling the ropes here the right way - put a mail about Skimmias somewhere else. As Dawn said in her introduction, I'll probably be here the most with my questions, though possibly elsewhere with my 'knowledgeable' comments.
Question:
Anyway - I have a very sad Skimmia, a big one, which we moved a couple of feet early in the spring. I'm not sure about root damage but it looks like the Skimmia certainly didn't like being moved. I'm sure it got enough water - this is a wet country, though there are occasionally dry spells and I can't for the life of me remember whether there was one after moving it. It's just highly unlikely at that time of year.

The question is now: what should we do? Cut it down? Leave it and wait till next spring?

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bullthistle
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Cut it back in the fall. You probably chopped off too much root and it is under stress. People don't like to do it but when moving mature plants they should be cut back before moving. Unless it gives up the ghost it should come back next spring. Give it some bone meal.

Celestine Nicolas
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...Very Sad Skimmia

Thanks for the advice, Bull thistle, - how much should I cut it back?

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