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Jul 29, 2016 11:05 AM CST
I have a lilac bush that is only 12" tall...a friend gave it to me and it was so small I put it in a pot with miracle grow was doing great all summer long till last week I notice some of the leaves had brown spots on them so I thought maybe I was watering to I cut back on the water but the leaves r still getting brown and the ones from last week that had brown spots have now shriveled up an we r in Missouri and the past 2 weeks its been very hot and very humid and it gets a lot of sun
Not sure what I'm doing wrong
Name: woofie
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Jul 29, 2016 1:35 PM CST
Maybe it got too dry? Does the pot feel light? If so, you might try sticking it in a bucket of water for a couple of hours and let the whole root ball get soaked.
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Name: Robyn
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Jul 29, 2016 1:44 PM CST
Do you have pictures? My lilacs are prone to mildew, and with the heat and being in pots.... they might get that although mildew doesn't present as brown spots.

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