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Name: Britnay
Detroit Mi (Zone 6a)
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1hugaholic
Apr 21, 2017 12:04 PM CST
I have 4 wedding ring hydrangeas on my font lawn but one of them looks dead. The other three are already showing leaves but this one doesnt have any, and the branches are dry and easy to break. Am I better off just pulling it out? Or should I wait? Heres a copy of the possible dead one versus the other three.
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Lord please let this seed not be a weed!
Name: Sue
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4a)
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sooby
Apr 21, 2017 12:24 PM CST
The hydrangea is growing from the base and looks fine, you just need to prune off the dead branches. The second picture is not a hydrangea Confused

Edited to add this link to a Missouri Botanical Garden page for the hydrangea which may help you prepare it for next winter so that it doesn't die back so much:

http://www.missouribotanicalga...
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Name: Britnay
Detroit Mi (Zone 6a)
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1hugaholic
Apr 21, 2017 12:40 PM CST
Really??? That's good to know. That explains why it's growing different then the last three plants. Lol!!!
Thanks a bunch.
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Name: Sue
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4a)
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sooby
Apr 21, 2017 12:44 PM CST
I tip my hat to you. It looks like burning bush, Euonymus alatus.
Name: Britnay
Detroit Mi (Zone 6a)
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1hugaholic
Apr 21, 2017 2:18 PM CST
Awe man I sure hope so! I found that bush at my work last summer and fell in love with it's color. I wanted to get one but it was so late in the year to plant something like that. Then we moved here. Lol wouldn't that be something?! Lovey dubby Lovey dubby
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Name: Rj
Just S of the twin cities of M (Zone 4b)
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crawgarden
Apr 21, 2017 7:45 PM CST
Britnay, your hydrangea blooms on both old and new wood, don't be in a hurry to prune the old wood out. The wood that is bright white, can be pruned out...thats dead. I usually don't touch my hydrangea macrophyllia until late May, early June as far as pruning. Not contradicting Sue, its just that people are to fast with the pruning shears sometimes. Smiling
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Name: Britnay
Detroit Mi (Zone 6a)
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1hugaholic
Apr 22, 2017 9:10 AM CST
ok I'll wait to get that done then. Thanks everyone. I tip my hat to you.
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