Wiegala? Dying?

Wiegala? Dying?

Hi all, I'm hoping someone can help me with this poor shrub. First, what is it? My Internet image searches have led me to think it's a wiegala. Second, when we bought the house six years ago, the shrub was beautiful. It bloomed every year, sometimes twice a year. Every branch was full and alive. Suddenly this year it's filled with dead branches. What gives? I hope it's not truly dying. The only different thing I did was put mulch around it last summer. I bought an "eco mulch." It's described as: "a natural product that has been made from double ground and composted brush and yard trimmings. Decorative, easy to spread and very beneficial for both soil and plants." I thought it made sense: recycled stuff. What is this? Nothing but sticks!
. . . and growing and growing and growing. . .

. . . and growing and growing and growing. . .

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My mother is beginning to think I only visit to take pics of her garden

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