Winter Burn scalds evergreens. Wilting, brown leaves are warning signs. In some cases, the damage can be so severe that the plant dies. Azaleas, Boxwood, Rhododendron, Hinoki Cypress, Cherry Laurel and Hollies are at highest risk. However, Winter Burn can strike almost any evergreen.
Check out this video. Rob Nagy, Giroud ISA Certified Arborist, explains what happens when leaves get burned and the way anti-desiccant treatments work to protect your evergreens.
Here's how winter burn damages plants. Bone chilling winds draw fluids out of evergreen leaves and needles. The result is desiccation (aka Winter Burn). By Spring, many evergreens have patches of brown and appear to have been scalded. Some are so severely damaged that they will die.
There is a solution. Order Winter Protectant now for your high risk plants. Our Protectant is a plastic-like coating that seals moisture in the leaves to protect your tree or shrub from winter burn. Pictured: Winter Burn on a Holly.