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Posted 11 January 2007 - 03:49 AM
My larger one gets a good bit of shade, but seems to tollerate it quite well and has continued to grow, even with the cool temperatures we have had lately. I get conflicting information on the minimum temps they will take. Both of mine showed no damage on Dec 19th with a low somewhat at, or below 25 F. With the onslaught of Artic air about to desend on us, I'm wondering if I should cover them?
I have 5 species of Brahea's with B. armata being the most cold hardy and B. brandegeei showing frond damage below 25 F., but they all survived the 89/90 freeze with no trunk damage. It took awhile for the B. brandegeei to recover. The B. armata was untouched at 14F.
Any suggestions or advise?
Posted 12 January 2007 - 04:45 PM
All the desert palms will. Mid-20s F should be no problem, possibly down to 20 F . . .
Someone correct me if theire experience is different?
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Posted 12 January 2007 - 07:01 PM
I expect mine will get cold tested tonight to 20 or below.
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