Many landscape plants broke dormancy extraordinarily early this year, and had new growth or swelled buds that were damaged by a hard freeze several weeks ago. Many plants had new growth shrivel and turn brown or black.
Now we are seeing that many of these plants are putting out a second push of new growth where frost “fried” the first flush. We are also seeing some plants just barely starting this process, but it looks like for certain varieties the appearance of new growth after frost damage might take longer. Don’t give up on plants that seem dead, at least until June. You might be pleasantly surprised.