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is my lilac bush dead?


 
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audsh
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 16, 2011 10:51 am    Post subject: is my lilac bush dead? Reply with quote

hi
I have a lilac bush that i grew from a cutting 5yrs ago. it came on great and was growing well. But this time last year i had to transplant it to another part of the garden. I knew it would die off for a while but expected it to come back to life this year. But there are no buds on it and its showing no signs of life. i read that if you scrape some bark off underneat should be green if alive or brown if dead. i did this and mine is white under the bark. Is it dead or should i wait longer to see if it comes back. I really hope it hasent died as i love this bush.
hope someone can help
Thanks
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 16, 2011 2:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's not sounding good......I suspect it's well dead by now. ...as you yourself say, it is showing no signs of life....there really should be buds fattening by now.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 16, 2011 3:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not looking good, I'd agree with sive. lilac are notoriously poor transplanters and this seems to be another example. I'd give it till April 1st then i'd remove it if it was not showing sprouts.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 16, 2011 6:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hi
was in my mothers today and she has a lilac bush (taken from cuttings from mine) and hers has new buds on it. I clipped bits of the branches today and there was no green in them at all and the one i cut nearer the ground were brown inside.
so i fear the worst.
thanks for your replys
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