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Conifer trimming

image Wondering if this is dead or I could i trim the brown to save it? 

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  • hogweedhogweed Central ScotlandPosts: 4,037

    Some conifers do go that colour in the winter but if the needles are falling off then its a goner. No amount of pruning it will save it.  Possibly because it has been too dry in the summer - the top growth and in too little a pot has meant the rain was not getting to the rootball. Wait until the spring................see if it shows any sign of recovery. 

    'Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement' - Helen Keller
  • Paul B3Paul B3 Posts: 2,964

    Hmmmm....................Platycladus orientalis ; used to be known as Thuja orientalis ;(why the name change)?

    Looks like (as hogweed says) too dry at some stage . Don't hold out too much hope .

  • Paul B3Paul B3 Posts: 2,964

    Looking at the picture again , has someone got the wrong label ?

    Looks more like Juniperus or Cryptomeria .

  • Thanks, I will repot it into a much bigger one and hope it can be saved. 

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