Whipcord Cedar shrub tips are turning golden. Is this normal for growth or is it a sign of a problem?
Hi everyone, I just noticed that the Whipcord Cedar that I planted last year has been developing some golden tips. It doesn\'t look like it is dying or drying out but I am not sure. Can anyone confirm if this is the cedar just growing or if there is something I need to worry about. It has been watered thoroughly, lightly fertilized and was wrapped lightly in burlap over the winter. I have included some pictures for you to see.
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I just ran out and looked at mine; that also was planted last year.
Yep, the tips are just starting to grow and have a yellow appearance!
I also just gave it a top dressing of fertilizer; for evergreens.
On a side note; I'm just outside the growing zone for this plant; I'm zone 4, but I have a little microclimate in my yard with a pond that stays clear all winter. It appears to have come through our long winter with no issues!