Evergreens lose water through the leaves even during the coldest months.
A thorough watering before the ground freezes in the fall will help, but
in some cases additional measures will be necessary. In very windy sites
the use of a burlap barrier on a simple wooden frame placed on the
windward side of the affected shrubs may reduce desiccation during the
winter. There are also antidesiccant sprays which will have the same
effect. A second possible cause of browning in winter is exposure to
deicing salt which may be the culprit if the plants are located near a
H. Michael Simmons, Ph.D.
Community Gardening Program
Bloomington Parks and Recreation
(812) 349-3737 FAX: (812) 349-3705
On Thu, 22 Mar 2001, Philip & Ruby Woods wrote:
> Cause and treatment of browning and discoloration of evergreen shrubs during winter months?
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