|Two 6' Spiral Junipers were purchased from a local nursery in June, 2004. They are planted in the same location, approximately 10 - 15 feet apart, outlining a large window. We have had nothing but good luck with them. They have been doing very well.|
Only about two to three weeks ago, one of them has gone completely brown. I have used Miracid and Hollytone consistently since we have planted them. The juniper does not appear dead, however, as the underlying branch appears to be green, when a key is scraped on a branch. Why is this happening and what can i do about it? They were rather costly and I would hate to loose it.
|Unfortunately, based on your description I am not certain what has happened. It might a problem with the roots in that it did not root fully into the surrounding soil and thus suffered during the recent dry spell, or it might be a pest or disease problem. I would suggest you work with your county extension to obtain a specific diagnosis for the browning and then knowing that, work from there. If it is something that requires a chemical control they will have the most up to date recommendations on what to use and how/when to apply it. I hope it can be saved.|