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May 15, 2020 2:49 PM CST
Name: Random Bunny
Indiana (Zone 5b)
We had a hard frost in Indiana last week and all our Green Velvet Boxwood, about 4 year old bushes, that had vigorous spring growth going prior to frost, are showing signs of frost damage. About 50% of new growth (shoots) have turned white- almost bleached- and they have flopped over- meaning they are not standing up right.

Should I leave them alone or should I prune them and get rid of these shoots? Any suggestions appreciated. Thank you

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May 15, 2020 3:52 PM CST
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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Leave them alone. If you have another frost, those frozen bits are the plant's protection. After the weather warms permanently and new growth shows, you can prune anything still dead.
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May 16, 2020 6:58 PM CST
Name: Random Bunny
Indiana (Zone 5b)
No more frost expected. It was freakish to for hard frost in May for Indiana.

Anyway- I think I may leave them alone and see how the bushes react over next several couple of weeks and then prune them I guess.
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