Last summer and this winter have not been kind to Indian Hawthorne!
Indian Hawthorne is a very drought loving shrub that has struggled through last year's rainy season and this winter's temperature of 6° might have finished it off. Most of the foliage is bronze and when we prune into the core of the plant we do not see any green stems.
We will be monitoring this plant throughout late February into early March to see if there's any greening up of the interior, but I'm afraid in most cases the shrubs will need to be replaced with something more tolerant. This plant is very prevalent throughout the landscapes and is used as a foundation shrub.
As mid-to-late March rolls around, it will probably be a good time to assess what Mother Nature has done to our landscapes and evaluate what may need to be replaced as spring rolls around.
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