New plants require more care the first year than established plants. Once a plant has been in the ground for a couple of years, it usually has enough roots to get it through really cold and really hot spells. To help them get through what’s left of winter, mulch the base of each plant. This will help the roots stay warm. When the weather is nice, go ahead and water every few weeks. Then, wait and see what happens in the spring. They may leaf out again along each branch. Or, they may dieback to the ground and then grow new branches.
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