Dwarf Ixora - Knowledgebase Question

Daytona Beach, Fl
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Question by Downeyd5
March 16, 2010
My dwarf ixora shrubs look dead after the bad winter we had. We had them covered but it didn't help. How long do I wait to see if they are going to come back. How do I tell if they are dead?

Answer from NGA
March 16, 2010
Although the tops may have died back, there's still a chance the roots are still alive and will resprout. Try scraping the stem to see if you can find green tissue. If so, the stem is alive. If not, prune everything down to ground level and give your plants another 3-4 weeks to recover. If they don't sprout by mid-April, they will have to be replaced. Let's hope for the best!

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