Hi! I have a question about how some of my plants are growing in after this...

Asked June 9, 2014, 11:59 AM EDT

Hi! I have a question about how some of my plants are growing in after this hard winter. The old wood on my butterfly bushes, fig, and persimmon appears to be dead, and there are new green shoots growing from the center of the plant only. Any trimming suggestions, or leave them alone? Thank you!

Montgomery County Maryland shrubs winter damage

1 Response

This winter was very hard on many different species of trees and shrubs. We have had numerous homeowners contact us with similar concerns as yours. At this point, cut back the wood that appears to be dead. It is possible that it will take a few years before your fig tree produces figs again.

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