fall-planted shrub.. is it dead?
The clethra I planted in fall '05 shows no sign of life. The ninebark and purple sand cherry are leafing out, not to mention the late-emerging perennials (balloon flower, baptisia, etc.) are sending up shoots. The clethra has no leaf buds, but I should note that the twigs are not brittle and they are green on the inside. What do you think?