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Anti-desiccants, such as Wilt-Pruf, are used on broadleaved evergreens to reduce winter drying or desiccation.

Most anti-desiccants contain a waxy formulation which prevents water loss from leaves. Winter thaws may breakdown the compounds, necessitating re- application.

Avoid using anti-desiccants on the under side of leaves. Stomates may be blocked, limiting air exchange and killing leaves.

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