Brown patches on hedge

Val Maguire asked 11 years ago

I planted small conifers 25 years ago. With constant cutting and shaping these grew into a beautiful manicured hedge. This year alot of brown patches have appeared in the hedge. Has it run its course or has the harsh winter effected it? Is there anything I can do now to nurse it back to health?

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 3 years ago
As they get older, clipped conifers are at greater risk of browning, particularly in harsh weather.

Unlike broadleaved evergreens, such as holly, conifers, except yew, tend to decline as they reach 15 to 30 years and get patchy. Nothing can be done about this natural process.

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