From my friend Lyle Collins at Southern Trillium Landscape Design:
A couple weeks ago, someone called your radio show asking about their ‘Chindo’ viburnums that he thought might be dead.
We plant a lot of them for our clients and we will sometimes see heavy defoliation during the winter. I was meeting with one of my clients in Smoke Rise a little over a month ago and noticed the large ‘Chindo’ we installed looked awful on the entire front. It sits around their swimming pool and is very exposed.
I live about 1.5 miles from them and have just under 40 Chindos on my property but none had any damage this winter, but mine are protected in my garden, unlike their open pool area.
I was at their house today and it has almost fully recovered and the only sign is all of the dropped leaves underneath.