mature viburnum emergency transplant still wilting after 2 weeks
I'm wondering if anyone has any support suggestions for a grand old lady of a Viburnum, about 50 years old. I'm not completely sure of the cultivar. We rescued her from a house due to be demolished the next day just two weeks ago, so the shrub is in full leaf, and really struggling.
The long, long tap roots had to be cut - this was done carefully - as they were reaching many feet away from the root ball (this was very small) though we live 4 blocks away and had a hole ready, resettling such a large plant must have been additionally hard on root fibers.
We've been watering, put Myke and bone meal in the compost rich earth we filled in with, and are very attentive to our Viburnum, but it is still quite wilted. Some leaves have turned orange and died, and all the spent flower heads are drooping.
I gave one dose of a 10-52-10 formula suggested by my garden buddy, and am wondering if there is anything else to do besides go out and say encouraging words. I know it's terrible timing, but the digger was already on site, so no choice but to try.