Mock Orange Bushes
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Mock Orange bush

Zone Hampshire | Anonymous added on March 16, 2018 | Answered

Please help! I cut back my very large mock orange tree late last summer, but now there is no sign of life?! Have I killed it? I could provide a photo if required. Thanks

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Downtoearthdigs
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Answered on March 16, 2018

Check the branches of your shrub, do they bend or snap off?
Scratch the bark; do you see green under the bark?
These are very good ways to determine if your Mock Orange has died or is still viable.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/tgen/tree-scratch-test.htm
The articles below will refresh you on the care requirements and pruning information.
It is important to use sterile tools when pruning a Mock Orange.

It may help you identify an issue.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/mock-orange/mock-orange-pruning.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/mock-orange/mock-orange-bushes.htm

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