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#1 Patrick

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Posted 15 January 2007 - 05:53 PM

No damage on a young plant, unprotected at 23 degrees
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Posted 15 January 2007 - 10:16 PM

Three days of 29 degrees F, big fifteener, no problem.
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#3 SubTropicRay

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Posted 17 January 2007 - 04:35 AM

They must grow slowly out there.  Even here in their native state, they are slow.
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#4 Dave-Vero

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Posted 17 January 2007 - 05:00 AM

Doing well at 23 degrees fits with Florida experience.
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Fla. climate center: 100-119 days>85 F
USDA 1990 hardiness zone 9B
Current USDA hardiness zone 10a
4 km inland from Indian River

Central Orlando may be warmer than us


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Posted 17 January 2007 - 02:27 PM

Will be trying one of these in North Florida........will eventually (hopefully decades) know if it can handle temps in the upper teens.
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David Simms zone 9a on Highway 30a 

200 steps from the Gulf in NW Florida

30 ft. elevation and sandy soil


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Posted 27 January 2007 - 01:49 PM

21F about 1 foot tall, several years old and I don't see any damage. I cant wait till mine gets bigger whenever that will happen.
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Posted 30 January 2007 - 06:25 PM

These will return even from single digits. I saw some in Jax. that recovered from around 14 F.   I think below this the canes die. But when it got this cold there was gale force winds.  In fact there were some 60 footers up against a building in downtown Jax that survived a 14 F night in 81 but 83 killed them ( high winds)

I saw some at the college that largely survived 89 here in Jax ( North Fl) 4 nights 3 in teens ( 16, 17, 19, 22 if memory serves me) there canes werent destroyed.

You can get a 10-12 foot plant in a decade if you use good fertilizer and have it in a wet area so hang in there

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Posted 19 March 2007 - 08:50 AM

I have one planted out here. It got badly sunburnt which I think has not helped when ther colder weather came. It has seen -4.8oC/23oF. It looks quite yellow now and new spear pulled away. Perhaps if I can get one which is Acclimatised to the sun then it may well stand a better chance in the colder waether.

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Bangor, Norin Iron Zone 9a Min temp normally around -3 Degrees C, rarely -6C. Only 2 x -2.0C so far, verging on 9b this year. No snow or Frost this Winter. Several just subzero's this year, lets hope it stays this way. Normally around 5C to 10C + in winter, with lots of wind & rain. Summers usually better, 20C to 25 C occasionally 25C to 28C, also quite humid being a coastal town

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Posted 30 March 2007 - 08:11 AM

12 one gallon plants, sprouted from seed 3 yrs ago,  ~3 leaves, 6-8" tall, under 65% shade cloth, no other canopy close by, saw 32F, frost at least one night, no wind exposure, no damage.
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Posted 06 January 2009 - 11:37 AM

25F and many hours and nights at or below freezing with many mornings with short periods of light frost. No damage
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Hot and dry in the summer, cold with light frost in the winter. Halfway between the desert and the ocean.
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Posted 06 January 2009 - 01:42 PM

My small plant has only endured 27F so far (with no damage), but I did read an old Principes that gave data from a big freeze in Dallas in I think 1958...it stated that (the then-named) Paurotis had died to the ground in single digits and brutal, lengthy cold, but came right back from the roots.
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Big Pine Key, Florida | 24° 40' N 81° 21' W | elev. 4.5 ft. | Zone 11b | Calcareous substrate
- avg annual min. approx. 48F | Jan 65/75F, July 83/89F | Historical extreme: approx. 41F

Natchez, Mississippi | 31° 33' N 91° 24' W | elev. 220 ft.| zone 9a | Downtown/river-adjacent microclimate | Loess substrate
- avg min. 23F / lows: 24F | 27 | 23 | 23 | 24 | 18 | 23 | 27 | 27 | 18 (2013-14) | Jan 43/61F, July 73/93F | Extreme: 2.5F (1899)


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Posted 21 February 2010 - 05:42 PM

Seedling growing in pond exposed to sky. Multiple hours below freezing ultimate low around 20. Leaves 100% damaged but looks as if it will recover (hopefully).

-Krishna

Forgot to mention a larger one of these in a protected location came through with no damage whatsoever.

Edited by krishnaraoji88, 21 February 2010 - 05:42 PM.

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Moving to Hawaii...

Still gardening in Zone 9a Inland North Central Florida (Ocala)
Freezes yearly, down to about 20 degrees with frost


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Posted 04 June 2010 - 09:25 AM

3-gallon sized plant in ground under canopy exhibited 25% defoliation at 16F with a plastic bucket for protection. Also experienced several night-time lows in the upper 20's and low 30's.
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Posted 05 April 2011 - 08:03 AM

This winter's 26 F (-3 C) freeze, followed by 28 a couple of weeks later left mine unfazed. No leaf damage. It's now got about 2 m tall.
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Fla. climate center: 100-119 days>85 F
USDA 1990 hardiness zone 9B
Current USDA hardiness zone 10a
4 km inland from Indian River

Central Orlando may be warmer than us


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Posted 11 February 2015 - 12:20 PM

I have around 10-20 in 3G pots (but 1G size) under oak canopy but they still get a nice layer of frost. Unprotected, they have gone through nights of 20-22 for multiple hours. There is visible damage to some leaves.. maybe 10%. Not nearly as bad as I first expected. I have some unprotected washingtonia robusta seedlings next to them and 99% of the hundreds I have are dead.


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Posted 11 February 2015 - 01:52 PM

Takes a while to see damage on A. wrightii

 

I'm surprised about your washy's...that sucks


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David Simms zone 9a on Highway 30a 

200 steps from the Gulf in NW Florida

30 ft. elevation and sandy soil


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Posted 12 February 2015 - 10:26 AM

Takes a while to see damage on A. wrightii

 

I'm surprised about your washy's...that sucks

 

Yes, I think they're showing more of the December hard frost damage now but they are still doing better than I expected.

 

I was surprised myself as I have only seen robustas torched like one other time and I used the same seed source both times located around Orlando. I do not really believe in cold hardy acclimation but when I get my seeds locally, I hardly lose any. I really do not care to have too many robustas but it's nice to have a few dozen per year. I have a few hundred pure Fillys to replace them so all is good.


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