White tips on my boxwood? Normal or disease ridden?

I have never noticed this on my boxwood before, but the tips of them this spring are a very light yellow, almost white. Does anyone know what this is? Is it normal spring growth and I just never noticed it before?
I'm a flower person, not a shrub expert, so thought maybe someone else might know.
This photo isn't the best because it's sunny here today (finally), but I'm wondering if I need to cut the white tips off???
  5 answers
  • Pam Park Pam Park on Apr 01, 2014
    so are they healthy but white? or burned, papery winter- damaged?
  • It most likely is winter damaged as Pam suggested. Just prune off the ends to remove any brown or discolored branches (but I would wait a month or two when you know the weather is not going to surprise you again with a cold snap) Happy gardening.
    • House Of Hawthornes House Of Hawthornes on Apr 01, 2014
      @The Garden Frog with C Renee Thanks! It was 70 degrees and sunny today so I'm counting on it starting to actually act like spring around here.
  • Judith Judith on Apr 01, 2014
    Just cut off the tip. It will do fine
  • Michelle W Michelle W on Apr 02, 2014
    Hi Yes, cut off the damaged pieces, I would go a bit further down the branch. All of my Buxus has had this from the cold and also sometimes they can also 'brown off' and I give them some Nitrophoska Blue (NZ brand) a slow release fertiliser. Buxus is really hardy and should be just fine, enjoy all that good weather !
  • Meburke Meburke on Apr 04, 2014
    I had a garage fire last July & after a record breaking snow & cold Winter here,my boxwoods (dwarf,24") are completely white,the base green & I was told fire & severe cold damage...but like a forest WAIT,nature will dictate if they come back..