Is it really dead?
My yard always floods a little but this spring was brutal! Cool/cold, cloudy, rainy all March, April, May and even into June.
3, burgundy star ninebark all in a row. They've been in my yard for 4 years and doing good. 5ft tall. This spring they looked bad. All three had tiny sparse leaves all spring. Two now seem to be recovering. The 3rd one... all it's leaves died and are falling off.
When I cut a branch it doesn't seem dead though.
Is there any chance it could it come back next spring?
My neighbors cherry tree did the same thing and she just chopped it down!