Japanese Lilacs

Japanese Lilac Tree

Nancy LaRue added on March 25, 2017 | Answered

The bark is splitting.

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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:


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