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Q.My 4-yr Old Flowering Crab Is Not Leafing Out And Seems Not To Have Survived The Winter. Is There Anything I Can Do To Salvage It?

Zone Zone 4, New Brunswick, Canada | Rockdancer added on May 8, 2022 | Answered

Tree is now about 8-9 feet high. A “sister” tree did not survive the previous winter. What can I do, if anything?

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Answered on May 9, 2022

Unfortunately, it sounds like the cultivar of choice was not hardy in your area. Most of these trees will only survive down to our USDA zone 4, which is your zone 5.

Generally, in this situation, heavy mulching for the winter and burlap over the tree tops (as much as possible) can help. Just make sure to remove them both when warmer weather returns.

These articles will offer information on flowering trees that will be suitable for your area:



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