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Pieris frostbite

Ryan180680Ryan180680 Posts: 201
Has anyone else flaming pieris suffered from frostbite overnight? Really disappointed as it looked amazing. My rhododendron flowers have also suffered too


  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 34,551
    one of the hardships of being a gardener I'm afraid.
  • chickychicky Posts: 10,394
    We lose the new shoots on our pieris to frost every year ☹️  Goodness knows how it ever grows bigger, but it does 🤔
  • Pam HoggPam Hogg Posts: 9
    My flaming piers is getting black marks on the leaves which I can scrape off but would like to know what the problem is. Is this what your frostbite is like Ryan?  Any ideas would be gratefully received. Thanks
  • chickychicky Posts: 10,394
    edited April 2019
    I heard about Pieris lacebug last night for the first time Pam - have a google and see if the symptoms match ......

    Frost causes the new red leaves to go brown and shrivel up
  • wild edgeswild edges Posts: 9,912
    I did a nasty double-take on this thread title. :o
    Tradition is just peer pressure from dead people
  • chickychicky Posts: 10,394
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