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Q.Burning bush has not grown in a year.

Zone Highlands ,TX 77562 | Anonymous added on June 28, 2020 | Answered

I bought about 10 burning bushes that were 4 to 5 inches tall, little or no leaves. This was a year ago. They haven’t grown that I can tell and very, very few leaves. Some have no leaves. Are they dead or really slow growers?

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Answered on June 29, 2020

Did the ones without leaves ever have leaves? If not, I would say they may be dead. You can give them the scratch test to see. Burning bushes are moderate growers and you should have seen some growth by now.
Check the stems for signs of scale or fungal issues.

You may need to apply Neem oil to combat both. Also check their cultural needs in the article below to be sure they are getting enough sun and water.


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