sun scorch on american arborvitae - Knowledgebase Question

murfreesboro, Te
Question by imtheboss30
May 6, 2008
How can you help a American arboritae recover for a dry very hot summer that left one side of the leaves brown?

Answer from NGA
May 6, 2008


With any luck at all, the plants will replace the scorched foliage. You can shear it off to encourage new growth. One deep watering once a week is about all your arborvitae needs. Be sure to water deeply once a week during the growing season and once every 10-14 days during the winter months if rainfall is sparse. Arborvitae are relatively hardy plants so I think yours will recover.

Best wishes with your landscape!

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