White tips on my boxwood? Normal or disease ridden?
I'm a flower person, not a shrub expert, so thought maybe someone else might know.
Pam Park on Apr 01, 2014so are they healthy but white? or burned, papery winter- damaged?Helpful Reply
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The Garden Frog with C Renee on Apr 01, 2014It 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.1 marked as helpful Reply
Judith on Apr 01, 2014Just cut off the tip. It will do fineHelpful Reply
Michelle W on Apr 02, 2014Hi 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 !1 marked as helpful Reply
Meburke on Apr 04, 2014I 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..Helpful Reply
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