Question From: K. Quinn - Washington, District of Columbia, United States
Q: My ten year old climbing hydrangea died all of a sudden. It looked like it needed water but I had been watering it faithfully. A neighbor, an experienced gardener, thought I may have overwatered it and that it had root rot. I don't think so. Our lawn people had had a turf application the week before it suddenly died. I think that is to blame. Should I wait and see if it comes back next spring?
Dead is dead Kathleen. When a shrub dies suddenly overspray from a chemical weed killer is a suspect if it was used in the area. When plants are overwatered, the leaves usually begin to turn yellow and then die. Best Nancy