The plants at the north-east corner of my house took a beating this past winter. We had one of the coldest winters on record and I know it took out a large holly bush planted at this location. I thought the cotoneasters surrounding the holly were OK, but I'm no longer so sure.
It's May 6 here in zone 5b/6a and the cotoneasters have not yet returned. They are the low-growing variety, and are relatively mounded. They are currently about 2' in diameter. Unfortunately only a few stems on each plant actually show leaves at this point.
I'm new to cotoneasters... should I give it more time or can I consider them deceased too?