Re: witch hazel – brown leaves & big beetles
I did a bad thing. Hamamelis was neglected and parched for first winter in its container, yet managed to thrive when set at last into a hole (where an old crabapple had been). Lo, behold: lovely January/Feb show of maroon then yellow. But then because it was out of the way, because the summer here on Long Island got ridiculously hot, because I was neglectful, it died (9/28/10). Leaves browned in August.
Would any belated care foster regrowth? I’ll clean up mulch and debris around it, first thing. But what about cutting it back — way back (it reminds me of my vitex, that liked severe leveling)? Bad idea for a witch hazel?
Any advice welcome.