I have a four foot pink Mimosa tree. It has root damage from shipping. I put it in a plant pot with good drainage and have watered the plant. It is winter so the tree is dormant as well.

  • How bad, precisely, was the root damage? – Bamboo Dec 24 '18 at 21:14
  • Pretty bad.My puppy got a hold of it. – Steven Young Dec 24 '18 at 22:48
  • Well if it had some root material,it might recover in the pot, but it rather depends how much and what condition the root material left is in. A photo before you potted it might have enabled a better answer, but you've done all you can do to give it a chance, now its in the lap of the gods... – Bamboo Dec 24 '18 at 22:56
  • Sorry for no pic and thank you.We will see if Its a survivor in do time. – Steven Young Dec 24 '18 at 23:46

A picture's worth a thousand words. If the damage was only minor (i.e. no bigger branches of the root have been bitten off by your dog) then leaving it as is (and not watering it while it's dormant, this also means having it under a roof to shelter it from heavy rains) will be enough. If the damage is quite extensive (i.e. bigger parts of the root have been bitten off) then you might want to try IBA. It's a powder that needs to be dissolved in an organic solvent (usually ethanol) first and then diluted by water to get the desired (ppm) concentration.

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