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My heebie is around 3 ft high and well established but has been damaged badly by frost. Do I cut it back or leave it?



Do not cut it back until new growrh starts in spring. The old damaged leaves/branches will act as some frost protection until then .

Many hebes have been badly damaged by the harsh weather in December and some will die but there is a good chance most will recover.

When new growth reappears( assuming it does) trim off dead branches above that growth.

I had a hebe which looked totally dead in February 2010 and it was flowering well again by summer.

All you can do is be patient and keep your fingers crossed!

29 Jan, 2011

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