The Q&A Archives: Boxwood Bronzing

Question: Several of my English boxwood hedge planted two years ago are turning an orangy-bronze color. Are they dying? Any suggestions? Others right next to them are fine.

Answer: Boxwood leaves live only 2-3 years. They fall off and are replaced by new leaves. Yours might be going through this natural cycle. Sometimes cold weather will affect the color of leaves, turning them a bronzy red or yellow color. Again, this is normal. The leaves may drop off, but they should be replaced by new, green leaves as the spring and summer seasons progress.

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