Can Dead Daphne Stalks Be Cut Off Without Harming Others

Question From: L. Vickery - Roscoe, Illinois, United States
Q: The main stalk of my daphne shrub split into 4ths over the winter. Down to the ground. Two parts are showing new growth; the other 2 no signs. Can I cut the 2 dead ones off and bind up the other two somehow to save the plant?

A: It's worth a try Lynda. Daphnes are short lived and resent too much water. Best And Happy Yardening, Nancy