Hello! My name is Mandy. I live in Boise, ID (zone
5a or 6 depending where you look).
I planted four euonymus plants near the begining of April. Now two of them are dropping leaves, and I am afraid they are going to die! When we created the bed to landscape, we pulled up grass and dug up the dirt to 2 feet instead of rototilling. We also added sterile topsoil to fill the bed and mixed it with the existing soil. I made sure that the bed was deep enough to hold a mature and full grown bush, and I was careful to plant them over 5 feet apart. When I planted the bushes, I followed several suggestions, including adding mulch and potting soil to the hole, using a root stimulant fertilizer and adding tree/shrub spikes. The four plants are small, I think the biggest container we bought was a gallon container.
In the middle of April, we had a few frosts, but the plants are supposed to be hardy to -10, -20, -30 degrees F. Does anyone think they may have frozen since they were new transplants? If they are frozen, will they come back next year, or are they dead? The nursery I bought them from has a 1 year guarantee, and they already said that they'd exchange them, but I want to avoid that if there is a chance that I can save them.
I have two Harlequin euonymus, Euonymus fortunei
'Harlequin,' one is doing wonderfully, and the other is losing leaves like crazy.
(The un-healthy one)
(The healthy one)
The third one (the second plant I am worried about), is a golden euonymus, Euonymus japonica
'aureo marginata,' and it's doing the same thing.
The fourth is a golden maiden euonymus, Euonymus japonica
'golden maiden,' but it's also doing well.
Anyway,thanks for reading my post, and I'm excited to look around at the forum!