I have several of these beautiful yellow flowering bushes and they came through the winter looking about half dead..The top half of about 1/2 of the limbs on each bush appear to be dead..and I don't know what to do about it..Shall I cut each affected bush down about 8'' from the ground and let it come back up from the roots..I await your good and sage advice...Carl Wangrow
Macon County Illinois
There are basically two options. One option is to simply cut out the dead portions. The other option is to cut the affected plants back to within 3 to 4 inches of the ground.
My inclination would be to just remove the dead portions. However, either option is acceptable.