Question: My pomegranate looks like it’s dying. We had an unusually cold spell this winter. Are they not winter-hardy?

Answer: Pomegranate plants can suffer damage with single-digit temperatures, especially if they follow a warm spell. That means in the northern half of the state you may occasionally see freeze injury. The plants will die back to the ground, or selective limbs will be dead when the plant tries to leaf out in the spring. Trim out the dead wood first in early spring, then reshape the rest of the plant as needed.

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