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#1 quaman58

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Posted 17 January 2007 - 05:44 AM

Upper hillside planting, 3-1/2 foot plant in ground 2-1/2 years. Mild leaf browning on 2 fronds @ 27F.
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#2 Gtlevine

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Posted 17 January 2007 - 08:18 AM

27F low, trunking Acanthophoenix Crinita cruises through without damage.

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#3 MattyB

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Posted 17 January 2007 - 09:09 AM

Gary's is planted up against a 12 foot tall boulder which, in my opinion, offers a bit of protection (just for the record).
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#4 LJG

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Posted 17 January 2007 - 03:12 PM

I wonder if anyone has A. rubra and how they did with those.
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#5 Geoff

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Posted 19 January 2007 - 05:32 PM

Old news, but maybe still usedful:  5' over all plant against house, under tree (without leaves) took 26F for maybe 1 hour max without damage... temp at this site probably was a bit higher.
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Posted 20 January 2007 - 05:42 PM

Are you guys talking about rubra? I don't think A. crintia will grow here in So. Ca.
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#7 Gtlevine

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Posted 23 January 2007 - 02:01 PM


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Are you guys talking about rubra? I don't think A. crintia will grow here in So. Ca.[/quote]
No Ron, mine is Acanthophoenix Crinita and it has been in the ground for six or seven years and has some nice woody trunk now. Rubra is the one I hear that is more sensitive.

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#8 neoflora

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Posted 25 January 2007 - 08:59 PM

No Gary, I am sure Rubra Is the hardy one! Were did it come from?
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Posted 28 December 2014 - 09:06 AM

No Gary, I am sure Rubra Is the hardy one! Were did it come from?

 

Which is it?

 

Gary - how about a photo?


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Posted 29 December 2014 - 07:19 PM

Moose,

 

If memory serves, Gary's was crinita. Pretty sure it croaked due to a fungal infection a couple years back. Too bad, it had started to flower too. Logic would suggest that rubra is the most cold sensitive one, although Dennis in Pt. Loma has a giant one, so it can't be that sensitive. Crinita & rouselii are comfortable with temps down to the occasional freezing point. Mine (the one listed above) is still kicking, although I've never been able to get it to grow like others have.

 

Bret 


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#11 Josh-O

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Posted 03 January 2015 - 05:17 PM

Bret, do you have any pic's of yours??


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