LIFE AFTER RABBIT DAMAGE?
We planted several Blue Star Junipers in our yard last year. They were identified as being deer resistant, so I assumed the rabbits wouldn't bother them either. Wrong! Every one of them have been eaten completely off. What is their chance of survival? (The shrubs, not the rabbits - I already know what their chances are!) Thanks for your help, Donna
Meade County South Dakota
Donna, you might watch for new growth and hope, but everything I have read about severe "pruning" of junipers is not good. Generally, when evergreens are pruned back to bare wood with no green foliage remaining, that is the way they will stay. When you replant you may need rabbit fencing unless you can eradicate those nasty critters. Sorry