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Cypress trees half brown

I have a couple of cypress trees that I have had in containers for a couple of years, they're about 3-4 feet tall.  However, last year, one side of each tree has turned brown and lost any foliage.  I haven't seen it get worse, the trees are still getting slightly taller, but I'd like to know if there is a way I can reverse this so that I have full trees once again.



  • MayLaneMayLane Posts: 203

    Watching. I posted about a Cyprus totem and wanted to know if you are meant to remove the brown. Mine is about 3 feet. 

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 81,462

    Sadly most conifers, including cypress, will not regrow new greenery once an area has turned brown. 

    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh

  • Paul B3Paul B3 Posts: 2,984

    Very few coniferous trees have epicormic shoots , which is why most cannot be coppiced or pollarded .

    The browning on your Cypress trees will stay brown and never regenerate . Sadly , if too badly disfigured , the only option is to discard .image

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