Even though we have fairly mild winters here in the Willamette Valley paying attention to winter care might save some important garden plants in your garden.
Remember the winter of 2012-2013 when we have the December hard freeze event? we got to minus four degrees here at the nursery. A hard freeze is defined as air temperatures below 25 degrees for over four hours. The result of the December 2012 freeze was devastating to many zone 8 plants.
Some of the plants that froze to the ground that winter came back after 12-24 months such as Escallonia, Viburnum Spring Bouquet, Strawberry Tree and others.