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Zone san antonio texas | sheri thomas added on January 22, 2017 | Answered

I have a large planting of plumbago that froze in December. Can I cut it back now or do I need to wait until February or March? Same with my Firebushes and Philodenron selloums- they were huge.

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Alisma
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Answered on January 23, 2017

With freeze-damaged plants, it is best to hold off on pruning them until spring (after the last chance of frost). This will prevent any future cold weather from harming the plant further, and it will give the plant a chance to start growing again in spring. Once the plants start producing new leaves and growing again, you'll be able to distinguish which parts of the plants are alive and dead, and prune accordingly. Please see these articles also:

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/environmental/tips-for-saving-cold-damaged-plants.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/environmental/how-to-treat-frozen-plants.htm

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