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.


Wiegala? Dying?
What is this?

Wiegala? Dying?
Nothing but sticks!

Wiegala? Dying?

Squirrels and stuff

Squirrels and stuff

Raising Existing Beds

Raising Existing Beds

Venus Fly Trap

Venus Fly Trap

.. my bedroom!

.. my bedroom!

ID’s

ID’s

I SHOULD know what this is.. but I don’t

I SHOULD know what this is.. but I don’t