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My recently planted cupressus macrocarpa goldcrest trees look as if they may be dying. They were a lovely bright green when I planted them about four weeks ago and they are now a duller green. They are planted in quite heavy clay soil but the ground is not waterlogged. Anyone know whether this is normal for recently planted conifers please?
Thank you!



Couple of things - this particular plant is prone to dulling and slight browning from cold wind, so if yours are in a windy position, that could explain it. But the other, most obvious possible problem is water - have you been watering them copiously as often as they'd like, particularly if you've had little rain where you are?

5 Apr, 2015


Hi Bamboo
Thank you for your suggestions. Thinking about it, it has been very windy here lately so maybe it's that. It certainly isn't lack of water as I watered them in well and we've also had rain on several occasions since I planted them. Hopefully they will brighten up soon. Many thanks.

5 Apr, 2015

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