Lilac troubles leafing out.

Asked July 1, 2020, 4:02 PM EDT

Any idea why lilacs look stunted to leaf out? Pictures taken 7-1-20

Ramsey County Minnesota

1 Response

Is there any chance a late frost killed the leaf buds and the shrubs had to start over? Was there flooding? The leaves look to be a bit chlorotic and might benefit from some fertilizer. Over fertilizing makes leaves at the expense of flowers so don’t over fertilize.