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Posted by bermudaboss none (My Page) on
Wed, Apr 2, 14 at 20:46

My lorapetalum are having trouble recovering from an extra harsh winter .
I'm trying to "baby" them right now. I've worked hard to keep them looking good for the last three years, but this past winter seemed to hurt them. Any
suggestions on how to help them recover ?

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RE: Loropetalum

without a pic .... what do you want us to say???

let them leaf out...

and then act accordingly ...

if they already have... you didnt mention that ... where are you.. whats the damage .... can you post a pic.. are you in bermuda???

the key: patience ... be the shrub ... let it take care of biz ...

i usually screw things up.. when i try to outsmart ma nature ...


RE: Loropetalum

  • Posted by bboy USDA 8 Sunset 5 WA (My Page) on
    Thu, Apr 3, 14 at 14:42

If your climate is too cold you are just going to keep having problems, unless you tub them up and overwinter them in a cool greenhouse each year - or take other steps to protect them.

RE: Loropetalum

If you tell us where you live and what zone you are in, what varieties you are growing, and some pics, we might be able to give you either hope or condolences.

RE: Loropetalum

Mine look like hell and I am in 9b! I have cut some of them back, but they are budding out all along the stems (the ones that are not dead). I would wait a bit until warmer weather, take note of where they are breaking bud and cut back to that point. If you can stand it. I am switching to something else, I think. I hate their flower color, was growing them for their 'evergreen' purple leaves. For this climate, I think the hot dry summer not good for them, either, so not the best choice, at least here.

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