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Beccariophoenix (no windows)

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15 gal... planted spring '06.

Covered with a sheet... no damage at 24 degrees. This palm is turning out to be truly hardy!

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My three Beccariophoenix are four to eight feet tall and are in the coldest part of my grove, hit 25F and the Beccariophoenix were not damaged.

Gary

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20 gallonish size in ground. No damage after 29 with no frost.

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Hmm.

Mine, no cover, about 29 FF, serious damage, though I might be off on the temps.  

(Covered tonight!)

dave

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Four solid nights of 28-29 F(-1 C) out in the open, this guy looks like toast.  :(

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rapped up like crazy in the ground at around 3 feet tall ish. 30% burn at about 23 in that part of the yard.

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OUCH!

Four nights of 28-29 F.

But, growing again . . . .

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I have one small 15gal. planted at my mother house in SJC. At least one night at 24. Looks good! The royal next to it chocolate.

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One two-gallon plant (character leaves) planted out last year under evergreen canopy in a wind-protected area, with leaf-mulch. most exposed leaf-tissue was killed in a 15-hour freeze, to 23.3F, on 3 January 2008. The plant is still very much alive, lower leaf-areas and spear still green. As with alfredii, am hopeful this will gain hardiness with size.

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(Dave from So-Cal @ Jan. 28 2007,13:17)

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OUCH!

Four nights of 28-29 F.

But, growing again . . . .

Dave, did you ever find out what happened here.  You seemed to have uncharacteristic damage.  Was it new?  Did you get more frost? Was it a strange psychic force :-)?

I am thinking of growing this palm.  Other experiences make me enthusiastic, yours scares me.

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I have 2 Beccariophoenix, madagascariensis and alfredii. Both have taken 3 weeks of sub zero temps with at least 2 excursions to -4c/24.8v and 2 lower dips to -5c/23f. very minor damage but generally both looking good.

They were covered in a 4 tier mini g along with a Jubaeopsis caffra which has taken substantial damage.

both Beccariophoenix are in pots the Jubaeopsis is in the ground.

Regards Andy.

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Spear pulled on my 5gal that was planted out last year. Low was around 21F

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