Sad Lilac bush

Asked August 12, 2020, 9:26 AM EDT

Hi! This is the second year of my lilac bush. It is not looking very well at all (two pictures attached). If you have any suggestions, I would be very grateful! Thank you for offering this wonderful service to so many! A struggling gardener,

Baltimore County Maryland

1 Response

Not to worry. We think that your lilac is not overly "sad", but still establishing.
Right near the brick wall can be pretty hot and dry, but we think that time and attention to watering when needed will be all you need.
Here is our page on the best watering techniques for young shrubs:
https://extension.umd.edu/hgic/topics/watering-trees-and-shrubs


Christine