Planting New Shrubs and Treesby Malcolm Greenhalgh on 05/18/12
One member planted a new rose bush and reported that it wilted badly.
First of all, newly planted bushes and trees may wilt because the soil is watterlogged and the roots cannot get enough oxygen from the soil. So on clay soils make sure that the drainage is good.
Secondly, if the soil is OK, make sure that you give newly planted bushes and trees plenty of water, even though it may have rained. even here in the rain sodden northwest of England, newly planted shrubs abd trees will need extra until there roots have penetrated deeply