Will needles grow back on italian cypress

Asked July 21, 2015, 9:34 PM EDT

I have miniature Italian cypress trees. Two of them have some branches that have turned brown and essentially dried up causing the needles to fall off. Will they ever grow back in those areas? I would hate for those areas to be bald. Thanks

California trees and shrubs horticulture

1 Response

In 99% of cases needles do not grow back on a conifer such as your Italian cypress. You should cut those dead branches off and hopefully the living part of the plant will eventually fill in the gaps. Of course, whatever affliction that killed the branches may affect the rest of the plant.