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Too soon to tell if plants damaged by winter weather




You might be wondering if your fruit trees and ornamental plants were injured in the recent cold weather.

Rosie Lerner, consumer horticulture specialist at Purdue University, says that at this point, it is probably too soon to know how much damage ornamental plants will sustain. The good news is that plants were fully dormant prior to the recent frigid temperatures.

Most plants that are considered hardy to Central Indiana should have been in pretty good shape going into the severe weather. Considerable insulation was also provided by the snow cover. The very low temperatures paired with high winds might end up causing some dieback of twigs and winter burn on evergreens.

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