cold winter turned ivy leaves brown..
I have a steep hillside that is planted in English ivy. After this
winter, the whole thing looks dead – all of the leaves are brown,
and I am afraid I have lost all of the ivy. Do you think it is dead,
or just damaged from our long, cold winter?
evergreens such as English ivy, rhododendron, mountain laurel and
holly took a beating this winter. Drying winter winds draw moisture
out of the leaves of these plants, but they cannot take up
additional water from frozen soil to make up for the loss. The
result is the browning you see now.