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Sickly abelia floribunda

BusylizBusyliz Posts: 119
Hello experts.  Has my abelia succumbed to frost bite? I see some new growth so hoping all is not lost. Thanks.

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  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 27,776
    It probably has but if there's new growth showing just leave it be till late April or mid-May and then prune out any dead or damaged looking stems.
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • KeenOnGreenKeenOnGreen Posts: 1,650
    Our Abelia Kaleidoscope is looking the worse for the wear too, but new growth should start showing soon.  As soon as the risk of frost is over, you can prune back any dead foliage. 
  • BusylizBusyliz Posts: 119
    Thanks, great. I'll do as suggested.
  • BorderlineBorderline Posts: 4,666
    New growth is a good sign. Abelia Floribunda is more tender and usually need wall protection. They should be grown against a south/westerly wall unless you live somewhere very mild.
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