I have 2 lemon-scented cupressus wilma that I put by my front door, which is south facing. I noticed that the exposed sides of the plants have turned yellow and looked ‘fried’. Is this sun/wind damage? For now I have rotated them, but was wondering would the yellowed side recover, or should I trim them lightly? They do look rather tatty.
These plants need quite good shelter.
If the scorch is just on the surface, the foliage will re-grow though some light trimming might be needed to re-balance the shape of the plants.