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By Great

London, United Kingdom Gb

My little box hedge planted about 3 years ago has red tipped leaves; is this normal? Could it be due to wind damage?. It is growing in a fairly shaded area of the garden

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Dry, dead, rusty red, Great? Or live, glossy, purplish red?

If the former, possibly frost damage, especially after the winter I hear you folks just had. If the latter, that pigment is a natural antifreeze that the bush produces. It usually makes less of it in the shade, but this year may be an exception.

13 Apr, 2010

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