Ask a Question forum: Chinese lilac no leaves

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Stoneham MA
Bechernoch
May 7, 2018 7:39 AM CST
I have a 10 year old Chinese lilac that was hit by a medium size tree over the winter. About half the lilac bush at the base was broken off. The rest of it was intact. Now that Spring has arrived, there aren't any leaves yet. There are some small tiny red buds on some of the branches. Would the falling tree have put the Bush in shock? Or killed it?
I live in the Northeast. Stoneham Massachusetts.
Name: Mindi Hammerstone
Tracy, CA (Zone 9b)
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MindiHammerstone
May 7, 2018 7:44 AM CST
Try doing the scrape test near the bottom of the trunk. Just scape off some bark near the bottom. If it's green it's alive. If it's brown it's dead. If it is alive try cutting off any dead branches.

Good luck 🍀

Mindi
Name: Philip Becker
Fresno California (Zone 8a)
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Philipwonel
May 7, 2018 10:38 AM CST
🎵🎵🎵 Don't worry, be happy ! 🎵🎵🎵 Don't worry, be happy ! 🎵🎵🎵
After the weird spring, winter, spring, winter, FINALLY SPRING !😮! most of us had. It's no wonder, it's being a late bloomer. Just trim as normal, plus anything that looks dead. 👍👍😀

Ttfn I tip my hat to you.
😎😎😎
Anything i say, could be misrepresented, or wrong.

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