Prune away frost damage or leave it?

QuestionsHow to growTrees and ShrubsFrost damagePrune away frost damage or leave it?
sydney harrod asked 12 years ago

I have a feeling that what’s left as the living crown and root mass might flog themselves to death trying to activate damaged tissue several feet up the creeper. On the other hand, hard pruning might force low shoots to emerge before the frost has finished. I’m inclined to compromise and cut away the bulk of the growth but not cut nearer than 4 ft away from the crown. Maybe you’d not do any cutting until April?

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Gerry Daly Staff answered 3 years ago
Plants know exactly where they can re-sprout and never take on too much. Wait until the signs are clear and then prune.