boxwoods that are browning - Knowledgebase Question

detroit, Mi
Question by geppettous
April 5, 2009
why do my boxwoods have browning leaves after the winter, and what should I do. I live in eastern Michigan.

Answer from NGA
April 5, 2009


The browning is usually due to cold winter winds. The leaves are dessicated (lost moisture) and they turn brown. Just shear your boxwoods back each spring. This will remove the dead leaves and promote lots of new growth. Best wishes with your boxwoods.

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