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Why are the blossoms on this tree/shrub brown?

I am new to gardening and I would be grateful for some help with this tree. What is this tree and are the blossoms that were once a beautiful purple supposed to be brown now or has the tree got a problem 


  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,559
    no flower lasts forever, some plants drop the petals and some hang on to them and they turn brown brown. The pics are not very clear but could be Lilac which always hangs on to brown flower heads. Normal
  • SherwoodArrowSherwoodArrow Nottinghamshire Posts: 166
    edited 27 June
    The bush is a Lilac, it flowers in the spring then the flowers die. There is nothing wrong with it, that’s what happens.

    You can cut them off but I leave mine as I’m lazy 😆. 
  • Thank you all so much for responses. Glad it's okay. I will get on to dead heading and pruning!
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