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Sad, snowy bushes


My boxwoods, burning bush, and yew shrubs look pretty sad under the weight of all the snow. Will they all bounce back once the snow melts? Thanks, Chuck -


  1. 1 year, 1 month ago

    Chuck, You will have to wait and see. Once the snow melts off, check the branches for any breakage, then prune off any broken branches. If there is damage, then you will have to decide if you can rejuvenate with proper pruning, or replace the shrubs. It is hard to wait for the sun and warmer temps to do their work, but wait we must.

    Carole Johnson County Extension Master Gardener

  2. 1 year, 1 month ago

    Thanks, Carole! We need the moisture badly but not this much all at the same time.

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