boulevard cypress pom - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by lagoers
June 30, 2010
I planted a boulevard cypress pom in April and shaped it into balls. Now there are bits of brown on the poms along with new growth. What did I do wrong and how should I correct it?

Thank you,


Answer from NGA
June 30, 2010
I don't think you did anything wrong. To keep the balls thick and green you need to trim them. This will also force new growth towards the interior of the balls. If there is browning foliage, it's just the older foliage that's being shed. You can pick it out or cut it off by reaching into each of the balls. New growth will emerge and fill in the gaps. The key is to prune it back lightly each spring to keep new growth emerging. Enjoy your garden!

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