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Q.My newly planted weigela is brown and twiggy looking

Zone Ka216fd Scotland | vickymurphey added on October 30, 2019 | Answered

I planted a weigela mango couple of weeks ago. And it looks dead all brown and just looks like twigs. Will it still be alive?

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Answered on October 30, 2019

Unfortunately, your photo did not come through. It will be very hard to tell without seeing the damage. You can check to see if the shrub is alive for yourself, though.

Snap a twig starting at the tip. Keep going down until it bends without snapping. The flexibility of the branch will indicate if it is alive or dead. If it is brittle, or snaps then it is dead.

Here is an article for the care of the shrub for the future: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/weigela/growing-weigela.htm

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