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Oleander shrub #172120

Asked March 29, 2014, 2:24 PM EDT

My pink oleander shrub (8'tall) sustained a great deal of freeze damage this winter.  Do I prune it back or leave it alone?  Also I have 2 bradford pear trees that are 12 yrs. old and have never bloomed.  What could be the problem?  I live in West Texas East of Midland.

Glasscock County Texas

Expert Response

Cut the oleander down to the ground. If the roots did not freeze, a new plant will grow from the roots.

The only reasons a bradford pear would not flower are tree too young, the flowers froze before the they flowered, too dry
Dotty Woodson Replied April 04, 2014, 9:37 AM EDT

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