Save frost bitten rubber tree

I have a rubber tree I've had it almost ten years.I decided to put it outside this winter because its about six ft tall. Ihad plastic around it ,but it still got cold all the leaves are brown.Is there anyway to cut back and save it.Please help Thank you,ann

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Not much you can really do.

From experience with my own rubber plant:

1. Do not remove the leaves yourself. Let them drop off
2 Do not cut the stem of the plant

Just leave it all, and it will recover. Removing the leaves will expose the internals of the bark. The new shoots actually come out just above where the leaves are attached to the stem, so removing the leaves will cause the new shoots to die.

Mine was severely frostbitten, but came back spectacularly in about 3 months.


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