My Daphne bush looks really bad. In the last year, there have been very few full leaves. I only got blooms around the bottom of the plant. The plant gets morning sun and shade in the afternoon. Is there anything I can do to help its recovery? I have had it for 8 years. Thanks.
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First, make sure the plant is in a suitable location that gives it what it needs- see the care guidelines here:
Daphne especially needs sufficient moisture but also well-drained soil. Excessive pruning can also weaken Daphne plants and allow fungal diseases to attack. This article provides more information on Daphne diseases: