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I have three euphorbia mellifera that had come through the previous four winters unscathed. This year they are decimated by frost. Will they come back or are they lost. I love these plants and dread having to dig them up. The stems are still intact,about five feet tall but leaves are in mush.

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This particular one is frost tender, as I expect you know - you could try cutting the stems down to the base to see if it regrows, but they may well have bitten the dust.

6 Apr, 2010


Thanks for the reply flag. I'm loath to give up on them so I'll take my chances with cutting down the stems and hope they come back.

6 Apr, 2010


I have 2 here, Shane, the some of the leaves went 'mushy' but others didn't.
I left the plants alone and the stems have produced new growth, also new stems coming from the base too.

6 Apr, 2010


Thanks Louise. All my leaves are mushy but some stems still seem viable. I will wait and see if I get new growth.

6 Apr, 2010

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