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Q.Will lilac bushes live if buds were eaten?

Zone 55037 | Anonymous added on May 26, 2020 | Answered

I just planted two lilac bushes yesterday that had small buds on them. Something ate the buds. Will this kill the plants?

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Answered on May 28, 2020

You'll need to inspect your plant's leaves and stems, but if it's only the buds that are being eaten, I am suspicious that you may have slugs or snails visiting in the night. I'd clip back the damaged parts of the plant and treat for everything. Here are a couple articles that will help:


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