Oh my goodness, did I kill my Sambucus Black Lace?
Some of you may remember my question here a few weeks ago about transplanting my Sambucus Black Lace and switching position with my Ninebark Summer Wine. The Sambucus Black Lace is 2 years old and this year, it more than tripled its size (over 6 foot tall now) and I wanted to move it to a different location so that the flower bed would look more balanced. Anyway, I got brave today and proceeded to the transplantation with a friend. As I loosened up the moistened soil, to my shock and horror, I found a very extensive and strong root system, way much more extensive than I had ever imagined for a 2 year old shrub! They were like the roots of a tree!!! Since I had already started, I had to finish it, esp. since the Ninebark was already removed from its current location. In the end, I had to yank some thick roots out and also cut some too. Many of them also broke off. I was simply exhausted by the end of this operation.
Anyway, with all the trauma, I am sure that this poor thing will be in a state of shock, even though I did not allow the roots to dry out during the process. I watered it very well and used the Schultz Transplant solution too.
Is there anything else that I can do now to save this poor thing? Have I killed it? I really hope not as I love it... maybe sometimes I really should not have been as brave as I was and should have just left it alone in its original position!!! Sigh... anyway, if it survives, then it will look beautiful in its new location.
HELP! I would really appreciate any advice please! Thank you!