Cyrtostachys renda

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After low of 15F, no damage. Lots of frost and snow.

Clump 30 feet tall with 20 feet of trunk. Currently fruiting with volunteer seeddlings scattered around.

Ha!! Time to wake up and smell the rot.

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You know....I wondered where you were goign with this thread :D

I can add that my very small seedling clump (less than a foot tall) has been on my back porch all winter and has seen down to 42F with no damage.  It also gets zero sun (which I need to remedy if this thing is ever going to grow).

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(spockvr6 @ Jan. 15 2007,23:14)

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You know....I wondered where you were goign with this thread :D

I can add that my very small seedling clump (less than a foot tall) has been on my back porch all winter and has seen down to 42F with no damage.  It also gets zero sun (which I need to remedy if this thing is ever going to grow).

Is it facing Key West with a plane ticket in it's grasp?

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Since the cold weather is bearing down on me in the next day or two, does anyone have a real temp at which this plant wont survive?  I have seen it go down into 42F for one night and it looks just fine with very minor damage on lower leave tips.....

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It's in a POT, just take it in the house overnight! :;):

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Since the cold weather is bearing down on me in the next day or two, does anyone have a real temp at which this plant wont survive?  I have seen it go down into 42F for one night and it looks just fine with very minor damage on lower leave tips.....

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There is one in a palm park in Ft. Myers that sits out in the open, no canopy. It survived 30 F one night in February and is still fine. I also gave a single 4 " seedling to a friend . He left it outside all winter including that cold night and did not die. I have since put a 1 gal and a three gal plant in the ground in my yard, both with canopy of trees, we we see if I have the same luck this winter.

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Numerous large specimens growing throughout South Florida.Major problem for mine(what's left) is Hurricans(Wilma).

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I planted a 3 gallon size last fall and it si doing well so far. It is on the south east corner of the house underneath a down spout. I give it lots of fertlizer, alternating between a palm special and an acid fertilizer. It is also heavily mulched. I did cover it with frost cloth a couple of times last year and it didn't suffer any damage.

I know I am taking a risk but I wanted one in my garden so I am giving it a shot.

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Always wanted to see what cold damage looked like on this one but, like everybody, too afraid to experiment... until I was forced to. It was forecasted to drop down to 42°F (the reputed "freeze" limit of this palm). I left it outside in a fairly protected spot next to the house but no further protection. I watched helplessly from a SF hotel when it actually dropped down to 38°F two mornings in a row (Nov. 21-22) as reported from a nearby WU station, and also within 1°F from the iphone "Weather" app for my location. This is what damage looks like a week later...

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Now, I'm starting to think this was possibly sun damage due to being moved to a sunnier location. This is how the palm looks like from another angle (the shaded portion).

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This is how I'm protecting mine when it gets below 50F and I also give it supplemental heat when below 45F. Planted it as a 3 gal in July of 2015, so it's going through its second winter in the ground. I travel a lot, but so far I've been lucky enough to be home on cold nights last winter and this winter, so it's never been exposed to temps below 48F. I may run out of this luck one day, but for now - I'm loving it in my front yard.

 

Without protection

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With protection

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Hmm, seems like this one is hardier than we thought.

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On 1/5/2017, 9:40:53, sarasota alex said:

This is how I'm protecting mine when it gets below 50F and I also give it supplemental heat when below 45F. Planted it as a 3 gal in July of 2015, so it's going through its second winter in the ground. I travel a lot, but so far I've been lucky enough to be home on cold nights last winter and this winter, so it's never been exposed to temps below 48F. I may run out of this luck one day, but for now - I'm loving it in my front yard.

 

Without protection

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With protection

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What is the protective shell?

 

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On 11/27/2017, 7:57:38, Miami_grower said:

What is the protective shell?

 

I bought it on Amazon. I will look to see who sells it. Can no longer find it listed.

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Thank you!  

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