Winter damage or freeze damage takes many forms, from the more common burnt look on leaves to odd patterns appearing in the leaves. In many cases freeze damage can mimic disease. When the moisture freezes inside the plant tissue, ice crystals are formed and plant cells are damaged. The plants respond to this damage in various ways. Consequently, we see various visual indicators of the damage. Most of the plants will recover but you must prune back this damage to help the plant initiate new growth. Recovery in most case may take until June if the plant is healthy.
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