We have a Burning Bush that has been alive and well for over 50 years. It has now appears to be dead. . .
We are so unhappy at this loss. Should we dig it up and replace with something else? Is the cause just age and life span? Reply appreciated.
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
These have a lifespan of, roughly, 250 years. There is likely something wrong with the soil. It would be very hard to know without photos, and detailed information on their care, though.
If you would like a detailed description of your problem, it will be best to get your soil sampled.
Your local extension service can help. This link will help you to find the closest to you: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/extension-search