Lilac Bushes

Lilac Problem

Candy King added on May 23, 2011 | Answered

I have a Lilac bush that flowers but only has a half a side of green leaves.

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Answered on May 26, 2011

I suspect that you have had a cold spring and that the side of the lilac that has leaves if facing a wall or structure which is creating a bit of a micro climate. The side outside the microclimate is slow in leaving out because of the cold, but the other side is getting heat from the wall/structure and this is making it warm enough to leaf out.

The other possibility is that the tree has a fungus that has not yet reached the other side. If you want to be on the safe side, treat the shrub with a fungicide.

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