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Tifanny2
May 31, 2018 5:57 PM CST
Hi my question is how I can prune my half brown evergreen bush so that it can grown green in the brown portion the rest of the bush looks good except for this brown part which faces my front porch. I don't know the name of the bush or how to fix it which is what I'm interested in finding out
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BigBill
May 31, 2018 6:11 PM CST
It is likely browning due to a lack of sunlight. A good many evergreens brown up when they lose light intensity.
You can prune off the browned branches if you want and try a little fertilizer but if it is due to a lack of sunlight, they may never green up.
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Tifanny2
May 31, 2018 7:15 PM CST
Thank you for your reply. Do you think I can plant something there that might be able to hide the browned spot, if yes then do you know what plant would be good to plant there
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BigBill
May 31, 2018 7:25 PM CST
That may prove difficult.
The area has reduced light due to the height and denseness of the evergreens. Plus, it will be a very dry area when you try to plant something. The roots from the evergreen can be very shallow making it difficult to get anything behind them to survive due to a lack of moisture.
If you really do not like them there, trying ripping out the end ones and plant on the corners. It will be hard digging and a tough job.
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Jun 2, 2018 9:15 AM CST

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Maybe a large pot placed in front of it to hide it and also add height to whatever you decide to plant in it?
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Tifanny2
Jun 2, 2018 10:00 AM CST
Thank you for the reply's and ideas Smiling I think I'll try the pot idea that sounds like it will work better than trying to plant something there
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