Evergreen Shrubs - Recovery from Pruning
Hello: I have several evergreen shrubs that were overgrown. I cut them back last fall and probably did it too aggressively and/or improperly. I now have dead/brown areas exposed. I am wondering if they will recover and green back up or if I have to remove and replace? I tried to submit this a couple of times and received no confirmations. Sorry if there are multiple submissions. Thank you - Greg Weigel
Scott County Minnesota
Some of it may come back. Wait to prune off the dead looking branches until mid June. Make sure the shrub gets an inch of water a week and water when the top two inches of soil are dry to keep it from browning.