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Hydrangeas - frost bite

I have pruned my hydrangeas and got rid of last years flower heads.  Unfortunately, we had a frost for 2 nights this week and it seems the leaf buds at the top of some stems have suffered. They appear to going black and floppy - I assume this is frost bite.  Should I remove the leaf buds affected and prune back to the next unaffected buds?  It would mean removing a couple of inches.  Or should I leave them and see what damage has been done and perhaps remove damaged leaves later on? 


  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 17,036
    Wait until this cold nights spell is over or you’ll need to do it again, looks like at about the 3rd week in April. 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

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