I just bought a short sale home in phoenix Arizona and am struggling in the extreme heat to get things to recover from a very neglected state. I did have a "volunteer" that was crowded out by weeds
that had since recovered and I identified as an orange jubilee bush growing
near my pool pump and it was doing well until... disaster struck. The pool pump sprang a leak and emptied all its contents of the 50+ gallon drum into the root area of the struggling start up.
The plant is still alive, barely. It has brown spots near the end of the leaves that look exactly like the common salt burn we get here. However, I think it is chemical burns from the spent chlorine from the pool water? After the plant showed stress and I realized there was likely residual chemicals at the roots I did just do a deep watering (3 hours drip) in hopes that it would flush any remaining chemicals away. However, this plant is desert adapted and is not going to be happy about too much water either... What, if anything, can I do to help this plant survive?