In your landscape plants, winter desiccation occurs when plants lose moisture from the leaves and do not have the ability to absorb water from the frozen soil. This can lead to leaves and stems drying out, resulting in discoloration, and even to the death of stems and branches.
An anti-desiccant, also called “anti-transparent,” is a liquid spray. It is sprayed onto the foliage until it is completely covered and there is slight runoff. It takes around two to four hours to completely dry. Once dry, it adheres to the target area and is in place to protect your plants from winter winds.