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Best thing to do with a frost damaged hebe and cistus

dappledshadedappledshade Top of the Hill, North London Posts: 926
edited February 2021 in Plants
We reached sustained temps of -6 in London, and I’ve noticed that one of  y smaller hebes has frost damaged distal leaves, which are floppy. The flower stalks are there but they’re flopping a bit too.
is it possible that they’ll still open this year? If so, I suppose I could just cut off the damaged bits once they’ve flowered, no?

My cistus is looking sorry for itself too - slightly discoloured, floppy distal, leaves.
What’s the best course of action for this one, please?

Many thanks for your advice 🙏🏻 

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  • PosyPosy Isle of Wight.Posts: 3,216
    Probably wait and see. It depends how bad the damage is but some hebes are more vulnerable than others and cistus don't like too much frost. I would leave them be and wait to see how far they recover by the end of March or even April .
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