I have 4 Wichita Blues. 2 are over 5', in the ground and 2 are about 2' and are in pots (they were in the spots where the big ones are now). I live in southern Nevada and these are supposed to be great for my area. I bought the larger ones to replace the smaller because I was having problems getting them to be nice and bushy as in the pictures. I really love these junipers because of their blue color and they are the main feature along my front walkway.
However, just as with the smaller ones, I'm having a problem with browning and skimpyness. They look very sad, but all 4 are currently showing new growth throughout the plant...even on twigs that I thought might be dead, but I'm not sure that it will be enough to keep them or if this is a last gasp. I hate replacing them yet again as they were rather pricey. I have 2 Italian Cypress in the same area and they are doing fine.
Any ideas on if they can be perked up and encouraged to bush out?
I have tried to look online to see what the problem may be(fungus, mites, iron deficiency, etc.), but I hesitate because it's difficult to know for sure. Also my local nursery doesn't know what the problem is.
( I just had a disaster and lost 2 1/2 years of honeysuckle because I listened to someone at the nursery, when I showed them leaves... I pulled it all off thinking it was chokeweed and now have to start all over again. Sad, but I got some more mature plants and they will cover the trellis fairly quickly. That person is gone & someone else there was able to help with the honeysuckle problem, but she doesn't know about the wichita blues.)
Sorry for the long post. I can post pics if you want.
Thanks in advance for any help you can give me.