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You'll need to cut off any dead bits whether it likes it or not Birdy.
Noticed quite a lot of people have looked at this thread.
So this is for those who want to know how Cistus can recover from frost damage after firm but judicious pruning of damaged stems and leaves, belated fleece protection, feeding and and general TLC.
No flowers yet but extremely promising regrowth.
A few weeks ago. This already shows immense regrowth from the poor plant I began to look after in April during our extended winter.
A few weeks later (photographed today 14june 2013)
Regrowth should be evident if both pictures compared
Latest on Cistus 17July 2013
Apparently, it has forgiven me the winter's neglect and responded to proper care. It sheds its flowers every evening and opens up new ones the next day.
Thank you so much! My Cistus has suffered some frost damage this year (for the first time in 6 years!!) I feel braver now, to prune the dead parts off. Fingers crossed.