Peeling Bark on Shrubs - Knowledgebase Question

Plymouth, Mi
Question by thomasandsha
April 13, 2009
this spring I saw bark peeling off the main trunk and support branches of my shrubs, looking much like birch bark does...could this be due to some disease?

Answer from NGA
April 13, 2009


It depends on the shrub. Some cultivars show peeling bark and others do not. Sometimes winter weather can cause the peel. As long as the shrubs look otherwise healthy and are putting out new growth, the peeling bark is nothing to worry about. Best wishes with your landscape!

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