bottle brush bush
Over the winter it has gone brown. Is it the frost and will it benefit from cutting back or is it dead?
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Yes, this is most likely due to cold damage and the brown/dead growth can normally be trimmed away for new growth to come back. These articles should help as well: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/environmental/how-to-tell-if-a-plant-is-dead-and-how-to-recover-an-almost-dead-plant.htm