Answer: In a harsh winter, the shrubs may die back more than in milder years. Any winter kill should be removed, if it is truly dead. Start at the tip of a branch and look inside it for green. If there is no green, trim it away. Work your way down the plant, trimming until you reach live wood. If the plant needs shaping after that, trim more as needed. This plant blooms on the new growth of the season, so it will still bloom this summer.
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