Cranberry Cotoneaster Brown Leaves?
So lst November, I had the chance to give a new home to a large mature Cranberry Cotoneaster. It has already been dug up the day before and had a significant root ball. I planted it, filled in around it with dirt and mulched it, and then watered it. Two days later we got a nice bit of snow, and well, winter was here to stay. At times it was completely covered with snow, and -20 degree temps more than once.
Now that the snow has finally all melted and spring temps are coming around, almost all the leaves are brown. Most of the branches are pretty springy, and the leaves are not falling apart.
I have a Holly bush that the leaves went all brown on, but the stems are still green, and many other conifers and evergreen shrubs nearby have yellow or brown foilage,
I'm wondering if the CC should be expected to green up a bit with warmer weather or if it is toast, pun intended.