I have a hinoki cypress bush that is turning brown this winter and is losing its needles. Any suggestions?
The hinoki is about 5 years old.
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This can happen for a few reasons. Cooler than normal temperatures will cause wind burn, which is very common. Fungal infection from overly wet conditions will also be common. Windburn will treat itself, but a fungal infection will need to be addressed. 1/4 normal dose of dolomitic lime in tandem with wettable sulfur will take care of a fungal infection, and is good to apply each year, anyways, as a preventative.