I have a juniper pfitzeriana about 18-20 yrs old. About a third has turned...

Asked June 12, 2017, 2:38 PM EDT

I have a juniper pfitzeriana about 18-20 yrs old. About a third has turned gray or gray/green. Can I cut those branches back and save the plant? I assume that if I do, it will never fill in. Thanks.

Hamilton County Ohio brown needles on juniper juniper

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You can cut those branches back, and you're correct that they won't fill in. I'm wondering about what the issue is that is causing your juniper to have problems. In the research I've done, I haven't come across any information on branches turning gray or gray/green - usually the die back is brown. If you'd like to send a photo it would be helpful to assess this issue.