Re: Spring update, but what to protect and what not to? Question about figs too.
There are a bunch of FB groups I belonged to, but I just took a hiatus...I spent way too much wasted time on FB and prefer the format of these boards. I actually yanked Pokomoke last year thinking it was dead after another polar vortex, and when I did, I notice some regrowth from the roots. I replanted and it actually put out decent growth for a dwarf. I think it must be a late leafer.
I am not a believer in trunk scratching as an end all be all. Just because it scratches green doesn't mean the wood is alive, and just because the top growth is dead doesn't mean it won't come back from below. I've been burned too many times. I have an unknown crape that never kept wood until this year, even after mild winters early in it's life. It always came back from the roots even in years when my other crapes kept all of the wood, and some of those ultimately died. This is the first year it kept 4 feet of wood. I'm trying to take cuttings as I think ultimately, this might be the hardiest crape I've ever had.
We likely won't freeze, the lowest low predicted is 35F, but I have a lot of tender stuff already planted.