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Q.The Dangling Buds Of My 5 Pieris Japonica Were Eaten By Deer Last Night. Will They Produce New Buds This Spring?

Zone Zone 5, southeast Wisconsin. | Styche added on March 17, 2022 | Answered

In a number of places the deer also ate the dangling stems along with the buds. From what I’ve read, I do not think they will generate new buds this spring, but hopefully in fall they will. Does the loss of the buds & bracts jeopardize the life of the plant itself? They have been the pride of my garden!

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Answered on March 18, 2022

Likely, it will not flower this spring. It will not kill the plant, however.

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