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Burning Bush Losing Its Leaves

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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.

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Anonymous
November 4, 20080 found this helpful

I am not sure about the reason for the leaves still being green but burning bushes lose their leaves annually. I don't understand why you are concerned about a yearly occurrence.

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November 6, 20080 found this helpful

Where are you located? In Iowa, I have noticed that the burning bush looses its leaves a bit before other shrubs may loose theirs. Same is true for the wahoo, also a member of the euonymus family. They come on again in the spring and just shed a bit early.

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November 12, 20110 found this helpful

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. Can you tell me what the problem possibly could be and how to care for them?
Thank you.

By Peggy

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November 16, 20110 found this helpful

What growing zone are you in? You may have a variety that isn't suited to your climate and drops its leaves too early.

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March 3, 20170 found this helpful

thanks for asking this question ,,I live in rhode island and have 4 10 ft burning bushes in my yard and every year for the past 5 yrs they loose their leaves before they turn red very early fall or late summer and I didn't know why

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July 28, 20080 found this helpful

What is causing my burning bush leaves to fall off?

Hardiness Zone: 6a

Jerry from St. Louis, Missouri

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Burning Bush Losing Its Leaves

Have you had really hot weather lately?
Is it getting enough moisture?
Here in PA, it's been HOT..90 today..and my burning bush is fine. Nice and green yet. (06/18/2007)

By healthaidefrog1959

Burning Bush Losing Its Leaves

2 of mine did this last year. They suffered heat shock because I was out of town for 10 days and we had hot weather and no water. They rebounded fine this year. (05/21/2008)

By Jason

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Anonymous
August 31, 20160 found this helpful

My burning bush has also been losing leaves in august every year. Plenty of rain but very hot here in Pittsburgh

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November 4, 20080 found this helpful

My burning bush losing leaves. Any advice?

Hardiness Zone: 5a

Les

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Burning Bush Losing Its Leaves

It is either too hot temperatures.
OR your area has not been receiving enough rain. Try watering it every day for a while. See if it perks up a little.
Here in Tennessee, even tho we have had some rain lately, we are still below the amount of rain that is needed.

You can also call your County Extension Agent about this. They have so much knowledge of your specific area, and what to do for the plants.
There are County Extension Agents in every area.....even if you live in a large city that is not considered an agricultural area. (07/29/2008)

By Barb in Tennessee

Burning Bush Losing Its Leaves

Mine does the same thing last year was the Japanese beetles and hot weather and not enough rain. But still Praise the Lord it still comes back. Love that thing. (07/30/2008)

By Barbara J S

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