Japanese Lilacs

Japanese Lilac Tree


Nancy LaRue added on March 25, 2017 | Answered

The bark is splitting.


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Alisma
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Answered on March 27, 2017

Splitting bark on a Japanese lilac tree can be caused by rapidly changing temperatures, especially when freeze-thaw cycles occur in winter, or rapidly changing water conditions, like a drought followed by heavy rains. Fortunately, the tree will probably be fine. Here is more information about this problem:

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/lilac/lilac-bark-coming-off.htm

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