Gold Charm False Cedar Shrubs – Turning Brown On Edges

Q: I have eight Gold Charm false cedar shrubs that were planted a year ago
but the foliage has been turning brown on the edges since fall. Will they die?

A: It’s likely the shrubs have gotten too dry a couple of times. Make sure
when you water to put the hose under the shrub next to the trunk and water
slowly enough so it doesn’t run off to the side. It is important to remember
after planting any shrub that the roots will only slowly elongate. The rootballs
of your shrubs are still small so it’s sometimes hard to keep them hydrated
properly. Put two gallons of water under each one twice a week through
summer.

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