This thing was strangled by grapevines. I mean demolished. It is trying to make a comeback after I liberated it, but its fate is yet unknown.
The bonus question is this. Once I identify it, how can I help it come back?
It has a bluish white mold (or fungus) on many of the branches (including the main ones that come up from the ground which I can't cut off without cutting down the whole thing. You can see it in the pictures). And a lot of them have no leaves although don't look completely dead. Although I think it is doing better than it was last year nonetheless, I'd like to try to give it some help.
Thanks for any tips!