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  • Answered by
    Nikki on
    November 30, -0001
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    If you had a lot of rain, then it could simply need time to dry out some. It may even have developed a fungal infection as a result. You can cut away any unhealthy branches and treat the shrub with neem oil or other suitable fungicide.

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  • Answered by
    MichiganDot on
    August 8, 2017
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    So, the center of the plant was dead in spring. Do you mean regular winter kill? Did you remove more than half the plants leaves? You may have just really stunted its growth for this year. Make sure it is getting enough water and only use a side dressing of compost, not fertilizer. Caryoptersis blooms in late summer to early fall. It is said to tolerate summers in zone 9 so if you are having a zone 10 type summer, it may be heat stressed.

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    Downtoearthdigs on
    August 22, 2017
  • Answered by
    MichiganDot on
    March 21, 2018
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    The shrub will probably die back to several inches from the ground. If you watch the plant, you'll see buds start to swell. Cut it down to the live buds - 5-6 inches from the ground. Those buds should develop into branches. If it flowered last year, you may find seedlings nearby! However, if your bluebeard is a cultivar, seedlings will not look exactly like the parent plant. https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/blue-mist-shrub/caryopteris-blue-mist-shrubs.htm

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