UC Master Gardeners, Santa Clara County, CA
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UC Master Gardeners, Santa Clara County, CA

Monthly Tip

Time to Prune Frost Damage

Tip description

Frost damage on pelargonium
Frost damage on pelargonium
When there is still a danger of frost, we recommend leaving frost damage on plants so it provides protection to undamaged parts. Once the cold winter weather is behind us, it's time to prune frost-damaged plants. Pruning it off would stimulate tender growth that is susceptible to frost. Although the typical last frost date will vary depending on your location within the county and its microclimate, it’s time to start the spring cleanup soon.

More information: Treating Cold-Damaged Plants

Months applicable
  • March
  • April
  • 1. To-do

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