|Weeping Blue Atlas Cedar|
Just an added note that the needles of Cryptomeria japonica do turn a bronze color in winter which is perfectly normal. I have found that this year there has also been an increased number of fallen branches and browning of needles and branches; however, the winter winds seem to be nature's way of giving the trees a good cleaning out. In the spring sunlight will be able to reach the inner portion of these evergreens and cause the trees to push out new growth.
|Skyland Oriental Spruce|
It is not recommended to spray the above-mentioned trees with anti-desiccant because it has been known to change the beautiful color of these trees. When in doubt always ask a tree professional.
Many evergreens do go through a natural shed of their inner needles approximately every three years in order to make room for new growth. Once the harshness of the winter winds diminish and spring arrives new growth will eventually push out and restore the natural beauty of your evergreens.
"Gardening is about enjoying the smell of things growing in the soil, getting dirty without feeling guilty, and generally taking the time to soak up a little peace and serenity." ~ Lindley Karstens
Author: Lee@A Guide To Northeastern Gardening, Copyright 2011. All rights reserved