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Old 11-06-2017, 10:02 AM
 
Location: Sun City West, AZ
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3 days ago, I transplanted an oleander that had come up wild in my yard. It was about 3 feet tall. It started wilting almost immediately, and it is slowly getting worse.

I made sure the soil was damp when I transplanted it and then it got a good soaking the next day. Was that wrong? What can I do to save this poor thing?
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Old 11-06-2017, 10:45 AM
 
Location: North Idaho
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I'd cut it back really hard so the reduced root system isn't trying to support so much plant. You can cut oleander back to almost nothing and the plant will survive a severe pruning.
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Old 11-06-2017, 07:47 PM
 
Location: Sun City West, AZ
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I'd cut it back really hard so the reduced root system isn't trying to support so much plant. You can cut oleander back to almost nothing and the plant will survive a severe pruning.
Will do - Thanks!
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