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frost damaged plants
Lots of my shrubs and small trees have been badly burned by frost and I'm not sure what to do with them. Some of them are definitely having some die-back, so for them I just cut back to sound material. But what to do with Hydrangeas with burned leaves, and in particular a two year old Cornus Controversa which has over 50% of the leaves burned.
TheH (Hazel), Donaghmore, Co Laois Posted: 24/05/2012
Frost or cold dry winds can cause this kind of damage in spring.
It is best to leave the plants to recover and not to cut anything away.
A plant is always better offer with half a leaf rather than no leaf.