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Hampshire, United Kingdom Gb

My lilac tree hasn't got a single leaf or flower on it yet. Has the cold weather damaged it? Last year it was beautiful.



Oh dear. That sounds like an ex-lilac tree, as they're coming into flower now. Try sraping a littl piece of bark off to see what colour the wood is underneath - if it's brown, it's dead. Are there any signs of life at all? No new shoots? Sorry, guest. :-(((((

4 May, 2010


If you cut out all the dead branches it may re-sprout from lower down if the roots are still alive. Lilacs sucker anyway so this could well happen. I lost an Autumn flowering cherry this winter, so I commiserate with you!

4 May, 2010

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