Purple leaf sand cherry question
I have a lovely 3 year old PL sand cherry. This year the bunnies got it good!
I have blooms at only the top 10 inches of the shrub and a number of large shoots that had the bark stripped off so they have not leafed out. Can I assume these are dead and just cut them back?
Also, there is a large amount of new growth (leaves only, no flowers) at the base of the shrub which is beautiful. I guess I am wondering if these types of shrubs flower on new or old growth or both.
Is there something I can "paint" the stalks with in fall to keep bunnies from stripping the bark?
Also, do they need fertilizer? It was put in a brand new bed 3 years ago with very rich soil should I ammend it this year?
I bought the shrub with no knowlegde about it at all just loved the colour so any help would be greatly appreciated.