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What is this shrub and what is wrong with it?

Does anyone know what this shrub is and what is wrong with it?
Seems in a pretty dire state, should I just dig it up?
Many thanks


  • hogweedhogweed Posts: 4,053
    It is a Viburnum tinus and is being attacked by the viburnum beetle. Happens most years to mine (not this year as yet). I just ignore it and the shrub recovers in its own good time. The shrub can take a very good pruning if you ever need to do that. Not that that will help your shrub but you can just tuck that fact away for the future!
    'Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement' - Helen Keller
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