Lowcountry LAND DESIGN

Oleander Frost Damage

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The recent bouts of winter weather have taken a toll on our landscapes!

Burnt Oleander

Burnt Oleander

Oleander in particular is now showing signs of distress, with brown leaves and limp limbs. Thankfully, most of these plants can be revived with a heavy pruning. It is important to wait until we’re out of danger of another frost, most likely March 28th here in Beaufort county. Be sure to use clean, sharp pruners to avoid spreading disease. Take the limbs back until no damage is visible, in many cases this will mean close to the ground.

Pruned Oleander

Pruned Oleander

As the weather warms, give them supplemental water if we go more than a week without rain. In some cases the damaged oleanders will not leaf out, which gives you the opportunity to remove them and try another plant!

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Author: Leah

Nature loving landscape designer who has found home in the Lowcountry of South Carolina.

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