Transplanting Oregon Grape

Asked May 23, 2016, 9:03 AM EDT

I dug existing Oregon Grape and moved. Watered and mulched. They so not look good like are dying. Wonder if may still produce growth from roots.

Clinton County Michigan transplanting woody ornamentals

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From the picture it would appear your Oregon Grape (sometimes called Holly Grape or Oregon Grape Holly) is suffering from transplant shock. Damage to roots, overwatering, or improper planting can all cause transplant shock. If there are a combination of stresses, the plant may die. Purdue has good information on transplant shock, how to help your plants become established and what to do about dead or dying plants at: https://www.extension.purdue.edu/extmedia/BP/BP-31.html . If the roots are OK, there may be hope of the plant surviving, but it's a wait-and-see situation.