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Q.Hinoki Cypress. SE Tennessee. Freeze Over Christmas(8 Degrees 2 Nights And Under 30 A Week) Has Turned My 10-15 Yr Hinoki Brown.

Zone Chattanooga, TN Zone 7B | Anonymous added on January 20, 2024 | Answered

Will they recover? Other shrubs/trees affected are Camellia, Ligustrum, Red Star Juniper. Most seem to be alive but lost most of their leaves.

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Answered on January 22, 2024

Some browning is normal in hinoki cypress during the winter and it is hardy to zone 5, so I think it will be OK. The leaves will shed and should regrow. If nothing changes by about June or July, it likely did not make it.

Even 8 degrees F is included in your zone 7b, so your plants should recover. Wait till after all threats of frost have passed in spring before doing any pruning. Here is more:



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