Japanese Sky pencil holly?
Last fall (Im in michigan) I planted 14 sky pencil holly, very nice plants they look like boxwoods but are thin pencils that seem to get up about 8-10 ft.
All was well going into the winter and even up till February. We've had a real real bad winter in michigan and it is near May now and these plants (all 14 of them) look offly dead. They are all yellow / golden brown. The leaves do NOT fall, however hte color is really yellow. Not a single piece of green in all 14 plants. Are these guys dead or should I be patient and wait to see if they turn green again?
I called a local nursery here and the lady said wait 3-5 weeks because we still have had some cold weather (50s in late april!!!).
Thoughts suggestions etc?
PS: These were planted with a good layer of good soil with some peat moss, wood chip clippings but mainly good soil.