Here in central Indiana we're about half-way through this brutal cold-snap with the worst yet to come tonight and tomorrow night. In spite of covering the majority of my maples, things don't look good. You know what your lettuce looks like after it freezes and re-thaws??? That's what some of the foliage on my trees look like.
I didn't cover my Bloodgood as I mistakenly thought it would be hardier than the rest. Wrong! It's not pretty right now.
Even perennials like Clematis, Coral Bells, Delphinium, etc. are taking a beating.
I'm concerned because all of my maples were planted last season and are fairly young. One, a Seiryu was just planted two weeks ago and was leafing out nicely(shipped from Va.).
Question: Given their age and relatively short time in the ground, what should I expect in the way of new foliage and even survival???