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?

Warp 9!

Warp 9!

Holdsworth House, Halifax, England

Holdsworth House, Halifax, England

Please identify this bush!

Please identify this bush!

That was fun.

That was fun.

Tomato Hornworm & Mystery Plant

Tomato Hornworm & Mystery Plant

Dodged the frost bullet last night.  The tomatoes are fine

Dodged the frost bullet last night. The tomatoes are fine