Ask a Question forum: Help with what I think is a lilac bush

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zone 5 - northern Illinois
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ninabee
May 24, 2018 10:05 AM CST
This bush has a large area of dead branches. Should I cut the dead stuff off? Will it ever fill in or will there always be a large open gap?
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Name: Philip Becker
Fresno California (Zone 8a)
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Philipwonel
May 24, 2018 10:10 AM CST
Scratch bark to see if it's green underneath. If it's not. Cut it out.
It will fill in, make sure drip line of bush gets plenty of water.
Anything i say, could be misrepresented, or wrong.
zone 5 - northern Illinois
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ninabee
May 24, 2018 10:17 AM CST
Thank you.
zone 5 - northern Illinois
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ninabee
May 24, 2018 11:12 AM CST
@Philipwonel, there is green when I scratch on the bark. What now?
Name: Philip Becker
Fresno California (Zone 8a)
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Philipwonel
May 24, 2018 1:08 PM CST
It's early in season, right ???
The rest probably needs a little more time to start growing.
Anything i say, could be misrepresented, or wrong.

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