Identifying a Flowering Shrub?What is the name of this flowering shrub or small tree? It is growing in California in my yard. I planted it, but can't remember what it's called.
Growing a Strawberry Bush?I planted an euonymus americanus last fall. In spring it was full of flowers. The flowers never bore fruit. The plant is about 3 tall, but does not have new growth, branches, or leaves. It is in a semi shaded place.
Half of Snowball Bush Not Blooming?I planted a new snowball bush 3 years ago and get heavy blooms on only 1/2 of the bush. The other 1/2 of the bush looks healthy, but there are no blooms on it. What might be causing this? I had a snowball bush in same spot previously that was 12 years old and it froze out over severe winter cold.
Lilac Not Blooming?I'm through with my lilac tree. I plan to dig it up and try a different plant. It hasn't bloomed in over six years when it was first cut back. It does have nice dark green leaves. I've tried everything. But, I'm looking for some color. Any suggestions on what I might replace it with? I live in Cleveland, Ohio
When Should Burning Bush Shrubs Leaf Out in Spring?I received some bare root burning bush hedge plants, about 25 of them. I planted them in the fall last year, in October. They started showing leaves and signs of growth after just a couple weeks. Then as winter came they lost all the leaves and the stems went from green to red. Now they are not showing any signs of growth however if I scratch the stem it is still showing green under the bark.
Overwintering a Hibiscus?I'm told that I can bring my hibiscus plant (in a pot) in for the winter. It is only 2 1/2 feet tall and still has about 8 buds on it. It has a bloom right now. Should I cut it back? Some say to leave it in the garage to go dormant. I could, but still don't know if I should cut it back. I live in southern Michigan.
Why Is My Lilac Bush Not Growing?I planted a common purple lilac this spring to replace the one that had to be removed. It was about 2ft. tall to start out and I followed planting directions, mulched around it and kept it watered during the very hot summer that we've had this year. It looks healthy at this point, but it hasn't grown at all!
Lilac Not Blooming?I have a lilac that has blossomed once in the 12 years we have been here. It grows well every year and gets about 6ft high, but hasn't bloomed for 10 years. Any reasons or suggestions?
Fast Growing Shrubs for a Fence?I want to make a fence in our yard. Can someone suggest a shrub that will grow fast?
Pruned Lilac Tree Not Leafing Out or Flowering?I trimmed my lilac tree by mistake in the fall of last year. I have buds on the tree now April 18, 2018, but they look like old buds and they are not opening up. My other lilac tree has opened buds now. I am afraid this tree is in shock, but do you think it will produce at least leaves for me this spring?
Growing a Barberry Bush?I have a barberry bush. How can I maintain the graceful arch of the branches?
Hydrangea Blooming More Near Bottom of Plant?My hydrangeas bloomed beautifully this year. They didn't bloom last year, but I heard that from many people. However, they are bottom heavy and not shaped very nicely. The first photo was taken on 6/16/17 and the second photo on 6/26/17.
Hydrangea Not Blooming After Pruning?My housemate cut my old wood hydrangea back to the ground 2-3 years ago. I have watched for it to bloom once again. So far it hasn't. I don't fertilize it, and we've had plenty of rain this year, it gets plenty enough sun, but there it sits in all its leafy green glory.
Hydrangeas Not Flowering?I have 4 plants in different areas of my yard and not one has produced a flower this year. They all have plenty of green leaves.
Burning Bush Not Growing Well?I planted a burning bush plant. While planting it all hair roots were torn off. 6 months later it is not dead, but looks exactly as we planted it. It has not grown at all. Should we wait or replace it?
Lilacs Not Blooming?I planted 2 lilac bushes from my cousin's suckers 4 years ago. The plants look healthy, but I haven't had a single bloom yet. Is there anything I can do?
When to Plant a Burning Bush?It is October 1st in Wichita Kansas; can I still plant a burning bush?
Planting Shrubs Where Pines Grew?We had a bunch of pine trees cut and the stumps ground up. Now we have a lot of saw dust and shavings on the area where we want to plant some shrubbery. What will grow well in this area?
Rhododendron Doesn't Have Many Leaves?My rhododendron "Bambino" has few leaves and they are scraggly. It has lovely blooms, but looks "ill". What can I do to improve its leaf growth?
Growing Hydrangea?What is the life cycle of the hydrangea? Do they have spores? If so, where? Also, what organisms usually help with pollination?
Hydrangea Bush Doesn't Flower?I have a hydrangea bush that doesn't flower at all. In early spring I mixed in fertilizer that was supposed to turn the blooms blue, but nothing happened. Should I dig up the bush or what?
Hydrangea Leaves Curling and Turning Brown?Why do some leaves on my hydrangea turn brown?
Hydrangea Not Blooming?I have 4 hydrangea plants. I planted them at least 4 years ago, I never trim them, I just leave them the way it is all year round. I planted them, some in the shade and some in the sun. For many years, they never bloomed.
Blue Hydrangea Not Blooming?I have a blue flowing hydrangea, it had blooms last year, but so far it only seems to be growing higher, all leaves.
Leaves on Salix Nashiki Willow Turning Brown?I purchased two salix nashiki standard plants. They both were very healthy. They are planted in pots with fertilizer and bonemeal + feed. They are not short of water, but not overly watered. The green leaves on 1 started going brown and crispy working down the 'branch'.
Growing Azaleas?I bought a potted azalea in coconut fiber a month ago and they started to wilt already (I made the mistake of putting it out in the sun for a 2 days). I have no idea about plants and I'd like to know what to do now that the flowers are starting to wilt.
Chinese Holy Shrubs Not Growing?I have had these in the garden going on 2 years. Why aren't these plants growing rapidly? I have yet to notice any growth! I have been feeding them Miracle Gro liquid plant food, but still not much growth in height or width.
Planting a Burning Bush?Is it too late to plant a burning bush?
Watering a Mop Head Hydrangea?How often do I water the blue mop head hydrangea?
Lilac Leaves Turning Yellow?My lilac bush is about 6 yrs old and it's never bloomed. Now the leaves are turning yellow. I have the bush in a good amount if sun light, but I think the soil is questionable. It's only about 3 feet high and I've had it for about 6yrs. Help!
Flutterfly Bushes (Blue Heaven) Not leafing Out?My plants are all woody and look dead. Are they or are they just not growing at this time in May? I live in the north.
Growing an Azalea Rhododendron Hybrid?I received an azalea rhododendron hybrid plant for Mother's Day and don't know what to do with it. Is it an outdoor plant or indoor? I live in southern Ohio. I also need to know how large it will grow. Or is it considered a bush?
Red Hydrangea Turned Purple?Ii brought a red hydrangea on my holiday in Daylsford. I brought it home and sat it on my bench in its original pot and watered it the very next day. It turned purple why?
Deadheading a Quickfire Hydrangea?I have a quickfire hydrangea on which I didn't take the dead flowers off of this fall. Should those be cut off before spring so the new flowers will bloom? There are lots of them.
Winter Protection for Dwarf Burning Bush?I planted some dwarf burning bushes in mid-northen Minnesota. Should I cover or wrap them this winter (10-40 degrees)?
Burning Bush Leaves Look Translucent?My sister says the leaves on her burning bush are looking like you can almost see thru them. I want to help her with them, but am not sure where to start or what exactly to do.
Hydrangea Flowers Turning Brown?My parents have 2 hydrangea bushes. Half of the bush's flowers are turning brown. Help
Hydrangea Not Blooming?I have 2 "Endless Summer" hydrangea plants. They are planted about 20 inches apart so they get the same water and sun. Both had blossoms last year. This year, one is full of blossoms and the other does not have one, not even a bud. Both are the same size and full green.
Hydrangeas Not Blooming?My hydrangea plant hasn't had blooms for the past two years. Should I dig them up or what can I do to invigorate them to bloom? All I get are the green leaves.
Oleander Flower Colors?Is there a vibrant yellow in the oleander blossom?
Propagating Lilac and Forsythia Bushes?I would like to start more lilac bushes and forsythia bushes. Can it be done successfully? Also a friend has a large rhododendron that they don't want. We want to move it to our house. What's the best way and the best time?
Growing Butterfly Bush from Seed?My daughter received a little package of butterfly bush seeds at a wedding recently. How do I plant them?
Azaleas and Rhododendrons Keep Dying?I have been trying to grow azaleas and rhododendrons in my gardens, but after a short time, they keep dying. Could you give me some ideas what I might be doing wrong?
Lilac Hardly Flowers?I am having problem with a lilac tree. It's several years old, but only puts out about four to six blooms each year. The tree is about seven feet or more tall and we have given it general fertilizer, but flowers still are few.
Lilac Tree Losing Bark?We moved into our new home last October. We noticed that the bark on the lilac tree is coming off. A lot of the branches have died. I am not sure if the previous owner chopped it. I tried my best to cut all the dry branches and it seems like it's OK. It does have some flowers on it.
Are French Lilacs Grafted?Are lilacs, such as the big beautiful French lilacs grafted? I ask because mine died. It left suckers some 3, 4, or 5 years ago. Will these suckers come back true to form or were they below a graft and I am waiting for something that will never come?
Growing Gardenias?I have the following problems with my gardenia. Some leaf edges are turning brown while the rest of the tree looks healthy. And, secondly some buds are not opening although the rest on same tree are doing fine and opening to full blooms.
Lilac Not Blooming Since Pruning?I have a lilac bush in front of my townhouse. It used to be covered in flowers. Five years ago my HOA chopped it to almost nothing while it was in bloom. Since then I am lucky to get one or two flower bunches.
Growing Oleander?I was given a plant that I was told was an oleander. I have been to various web sites including Texas A & M. Has anyone heard of this plant and can give me some direction for care.
Lilac Not Budding?My lilac tree leaves all withered last August and September after flowering. Now no new buds this spring. When I scrape the branches some of them are green, but it does look dead, can you help please?
Lilac Leaves Curling and Turning Brown?Why do my lilac leaves curl and turn brown? I have had it several years and it has never bloomed. It is from an old bush I had in my yard that did well, and I took a large piece of the root to replant in the home I presently live in. I still live in the same city and state.
Growing an Aucuba Japonica from a Cutting?I have been getting cuttings from one of these plants and they seem to rot before they get roots. What am I doing wrong that they do this? Can you also tell me where I can buy one of these? I want the one with the speckles on the leaves Thank you.
Callistemon (Bottle Brush) Flowering Early?I am making a brand new garden. Kind friends have donated plants and shrubs from their own labours. One friend has given me a callistemon which is about 18 inches high and similar in girth. I planted it in early October and it looks extremely healthy, but it is coming into flower now.
Burning Bush Loses Its Leaves?I have 5 burning bushes which have finally started to grow and have beautiful foliage in the summer. In late summer/early fall when they should start to turn and become that beautiful red the leaves all fall off of them.
Winterizing a Butterfly Bush?Is there any special care needed to winterize a butterfly bush? Should it be cut down and covered for the winter? Thanks.
Growing a Gardenia?I've tried, unsuccessfully, to keep a gardenia alive. I've read all the tips, etc. and each time I plant a gardenia it lives 3-6 months, then dies. I love gardenias. Please help.
Lilac Bush Barely Flowers?My lilac bush is 3 years old and produced 1 lilac bloom. What do I need to do so it will produce more lilacs next spring?
Choosing the Right Shrub for Your Garden?We are looking for shrubs that will do well with cold weather, freezing or below in the winter and are heat tolerant in the summer, it is in the upper 90's in Bryson City, North Carolina. They must also require little maintenance, since we will not be there too often.
Snowball Bush Won't Bloom?I've had it for several years and have only seen one or two blooms on it. The bush looks healthy. I planted another one in a different location in my yard and it doesn't bloom either. It's been there a few years, too.
Best Time to Plant Lilacs?Is it best to plant lilacs after the blossoms fall off, or doesn't it matter?
Pruning Rhododendrons and Azaleas?When is the best time to prune rhododendrons and azaleas?
What is This Plant?It has pinky, red small buds with strong dark green leaves which are smooth.
Lilacs Don't Bloom?I planted two lilacs at least two years ago. They are in full sun with forsythia, buddelia, etc. While everything else is thriving, growing, and blooming the poor lilacs grow (they are about 3 ft. tall), but haven't even produced one bud.
Flowering Shrubs for Partial Sun?What kind of a small flowering bush can I plant in a garden that faces east and gets direct sun from 8:00-12:00? The rest of the day is shady.
What is This Flower? (Camellia)Can anyone tell me what this flower is? Thanks.
Growing a Burning Bush?I don't know my gardening zone, but I want to know if a burning bush will grow where I live? Sometimes it is very windy. Also where can I buy the plant? Thank you.
Burning Bush Won't Turn Red?We have a burning bush that was planted 6 years ago and it has never had more the 6 leaves turn red on it. I see some deep red bushes in the neighborhood and wonder what is wrong with ours. Is the soil lacking something? Any information would be greatly appreciated!
Leaves of Dwarf Korean Lilac Get Brittle and Discolored?My dwarf Korean lilac bush is not doing well. Can you share any ideas if it could be bugs, lack of nutrition, or rabbits, or something else like a fungus? The leaves get brittle and discolored.
Lilac Bush Not Blooming?For the last two seasons my lilacs have budded out, but then the buds just turn brown and never open into flowers. They had bloomed fine, if sparsely, before.
Gardenia Not Blooming?I have an indoor gardenia that I can't get to bloom. I have read that pruning at the end of the season helps, but I'm not sure how to do it or when. The plant is in good health generally.
Choosing Plants for a Privacy Hedge?I am looking for some ideas for "privacy plants" or "privacy shrubs" that would do well in a heavily shaded area. I just need to add some privacy along part of our yard. I am looking for something that retains some leaves during the winter; that would be perfect!
Lilac Not Growing in Height or Blooming?I planted an old fashioned lilac 3 years ago and it is still only about 1/2 foot tall. It looks very healthy, but does not grow and no blooms. What can I do?
When Do Hibiscus Bloom?My hibiscus looks great, good color leaves and lots of buds to bloom, nothing falling off yet, but no blooms as of yet. There are no bugs. I just want to know when will I see a bloom? The buds are about 1 inch right now. Help me, it's my first hibiscus.
Best Place to Plant Hydrangeas?I have a Big Daddy and Endless Summer variety hydrangeas (both currently in pots) and understand that they do well in morning sun. I left them out in the area that I wanted to plant and they both withered by 2pm, but regained after watering. The garden faces the NE direction.
Will Lilac Bloom in Florida?We just returned from up north and the lilac were just outstanding up there. I dug up some shooters to try and grow down here, but a friend said they need the cold to flower and live. Can I get them to grow down here?
How Do I Remove Ligustrums (Privets)?How do I get rid of my ligustrums without the expense of having them professionally removed? I'm allergic to them.
Why Are the Leaves on My Lilac Misshapen?I have a lilac bush that is half OK and the other half has buds, but no leaves. On the half with leaves, the leaves are funny looking, kind of cup shaped. I am sending a few pictures. Any thoughts or ideas on what the problem could be would be appreciated.
Forsythia Not Blooming?Last year and again this year, our forsythia is producing only green leaves. Is there anything we can do to get the yellow flowers back?
Camellia Buds Dropping Off?For the last two years my Camellia tree has gotten a lot of buds on it, then all of a sudden they all drop to the ground. This happens in the very early part of spring. The tree is quite tall, but is on the north side of the house. My husband has cut some of the lower branches way back.
Hydrangea Won't Bloom?How do I get my Hydrangea plant to bloom?
Do Hibiscus Leaves Close at Night?Do Hibiscus leaves close at night and reopen during the day?
Oleander Not Blooming?My Oleander is not blooming. What can I do?
Shrubs Have Dead Limbs?The shrubs in front of our house have a lot of dead limbs in with the regular ones. I thought about cutting the whole thing down to about 6 inches. Or should I just go through them and pull out the dead ones and trim back the tops? Thank you.
Bringing a Hibiscus Plant Indoors for the Winter?I brought in a double hibiscus tree for the winter. It is still blooming but the leaves are turning yellow and it is dropping some buds. What am I doing wrong or how do I stop this?
Burning Bush Losing Its Leaves?Half of my burning bushes have lost their leaves and look dead but they are not. What can I do? I take care of them for a lady and she is upset about this. This is their 2nd year and they are still green, they did not change colors. I have a row of about 20. Thanks.
Esperanza Bush Not Blooming?My Esperanza bush is not blooming. I purchased 5 of these bushes with tiny clusters of trumpet like yellow flowers, 2 months ago. One bush has never blossomed. It is growing taller and spreading, but no flowers! What could be the problem?
Help My Azalea?A friend gave me her azalea before moving. Before replanting, I removed baby's breath that had wrapped itself into and over the plant. I even rinsed the root system to keep it from returning.
Should I Deadhead a Hydrangea?I bought beautiful hydrangeas from a nursery for my patio and they have lasted about 2 months. The blooms have died. If I deadhead the blooms, will I get more or is that it?
Looking For Yellow Shrub The Flowers Through Summer?I Live in the Northeaster part of the country and I am looking for a shrub, preferably yellow that flowers all Summer.
Nontoxic Shrubs for Desert Garden?I am looking for ideas for non poisonous shrubs for desert gardening. I would like color with flowering plants.
Advice For Pruning Forsythia Hedge?I am pruning a rather large forsythia hedge that has gotten out of control. Can I use Round Up to kill the new shoots coming up out of the ground that are spreading too much or is there something else I can use. I do not want to kill the main hedge, just keep it in check. Also, when is the latest I can trim the hedge so it will still flower next spring.
Care For Potentilla Shrubs?I have 6 potentilla shrubs that are close to 15 years old planted on the south side of our house. They have been beautiful until the last couple of years. They are brown and drying and look spindly. We prune them every fall. Does anyone know what could be wrong?
Training a Lilac Bush?I have a three-year old lilac bush that is growing in the wrong direction since I accidentally planted it at a slight angle. Can I use wire to retrain the branches to stand up straight?
Overwatered Hibiscus?My hibiscus was severely overwatered! I left on a business trip after I put my plants outside in their drained pots and we had an awful week of rain. Upon returning my plants had yellow leaves and they fell off.
Spirea Not Leafing Out?Why isn't my spirea leafing out this spring? I've cut back sprigs and it seem to be alive.
Lilac Bush Near a Septic Tank?I had planted a beautiful lilac bush 3 years ago 4 feet from our septic tank not really thinking about how big it would get. This bush had gotten huge and growing twice as fast as all the other beautiful lilac's I have around the house, my only concern is what is the root system like?
Gold Star Esperanza Advice?How do I encourage a shrub to become "sturdy" rather than scraggy? The plant is Gold Star Esperanza.
Caring for a Bougainvillea?I've had a Bougainvillea for 2 years as a houseplant. It's tall, has lots of leaves, but does not flower. It looks sickly, how can I better care for it?
Lilac Bush with Very Little Leaves?I bought my lilac bush last fall. It was approximately 2-3 feet tall and loaded with leaves. This season, it now has blooms but very little leaves. Most of the branches appear dry and dead. What can I do?
Black Mold on Lilac Bushes?My Lilac Bushes have black mold on them, what is it and is it harmful?
Planting Cedar Shrubs?I'm about to plant a cedar hedge. I was told I have to mix some lime into my soil first. Is this true? I live in a zone 4 and already have several cedar trees on the property.
Evergreen Shrubs Turning Brown?Last year I planted some evergreen shrubs. They are planted from 6 feet to 8 feet a part individually. They are about 3.5 feet tall. Something is turning them brown from the inside out. I have already lost one.
Bringing Life Back To My Lilac Bush?I have a two year old Lilac bush. Last year it developed white mold. I sprayed it with mold killer from the store. This year not a leaf or a bloom, but I broke a thin branch and it still looks like it has some life. What should I do? Any help?
Helping A Frozen Rosemary Bush?I just bought a rosemary bush (still in it's original pot) and dumb me left it out and it froze. Well, the leaves are brown now. It still smells wonderful. Now I see 3 or 4 little green shoots coming from the ends of the stems. The thing is pretty much brown all over.
Rose Of Sharon Not Blooming?Can anyone tell me what is wrong with a Rose of Sharon when it won't bloom and the leaves are now turning yellow? I am in AL and everyone elses here are in full bloom.