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lilacs and frost

By Almanac Staff

Most lilacs are quite cold hardy (to USDA zone 2) and the plant itself will be fine. However, if you have buds already (given this strangely warm winter), you can throw a cloth sheet over the bushes if they're not too big. The buds are damaged easily. Either you'll lose the flowers totally or the panicles will not be filled out---dead spots, a few flowers, etc.


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