Was Myrtle Bushes – Brown Leaves

Q: I have several wax myrtle bushes that all have brown leaves now, I assume from freeze damage.

A: I’d leave them alone until April, just to see if anything buds out. Wax myrtle is usually cold-hardy in Atlanta but temperatures below 20 degrees can cause damage. Though many leaves may fall off now, my bet is that the limbs will put out more of them when things warm up in April.

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