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Being a little impulsive I moved a Choisya Ternata 'Sundance' about 3-4 months ago IIRC. Its a largish size c.1m x 1.5m and it seemed to move AOK, however, this was before the onslaught of February and Marches cold conditions!! The leaves have wilted despite being watered and it is now looking a little sad to say the least!
There does seem to be a small ray of hope. I have noticed some new leaves growing at the branch tips (good sign?) and in the leaf axils there appear to be new leaf buds emerging (another good sign?).
Am I kidding myself that it will recover after a leaf drop or is it a goner! Any guidance or expert knowledge gratefully received
My choisya isn't Sundance but it's looking sad. Wilted and brown bits on the extremities of the branches. It always does this and recovers. The one I have growing under a tree doesn't do this. I'd leave it alone and see what happens
Our choyosa sundance has not been moved, but I have taken cuttings which rooted well. I suspect that the time of the move was a bit hard for it, as assuming you live in the UK, it was followed by some pretty horrid weater, and however well you did it regarding rootball etc., it has suffered. I would prune it hard, it cannot make new roots, shoots and support the leaves it has already, mulch it with whatever you usually use for mulch and leave well alone. As it has some new shoots it is trying, but can't do it all, they are very forgiving and will recover if it can.
Now look `ere Adam - being impulsive in your garden is always good -but moving the poor shrubs at the wrong time is really asking for trouble. The choisya ia one of my very favourite shrubs. It makes a wonderful hedge, is always fragrant, evergreen - or yellow for "Sundance" This choisya is wonderful - but if it gets too much sun it scorches and if it gets too much frost it goes all brown and horrid. It is not as tough as ternata !
Choisya roots very easily. If you`re going to go mad, just snip off a few nodal cuttings first . The miracle of spring is (hopefully) about to happen - and with a bit of luck your lovely shrub will ....happen ! Good luck.