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Would These Survive a Zone 7a/7b Winter?
If i were to plant these in the ground right now, which gives them all summer to grow, would they make it through our Virginia zone 7a/7b Winter?
Trachy petioles not extending out from crown
I have a 7' trachy fortunei that I planted in March this year. It was Balled and burlapped. The pal petioles do not seem to extend out of the crown area. it has about 4 that are not extended but bunched around the crown. Will it grow out of this or is there any thing I can do to help it. It has been watered well and new spears are coming in. It has also had osmocote & Epson salt.
Can someone ID this brome, I think it may be a Portea of some type. Broken tortilla warmer for scale. Thanks.
Anybody have any ideas for a Northern Virginia zone where the Arecaceae family is concerned? I tried an unknown garden variety one but with no success. I'm limited here but would like to round things out with a feather palm addition...so far, Trachy, needle, sabals McCurtain and brazoria and Mediterraneans are doing fine...any suggestions?
Trachy Winter Behavior
Hello folks...I'm new here and had a question. This past winter, mild by any standard in Northern Virginia, however...we did have a couple 17 degree F. nights followed by below or near 32 degree F. Days... I noticed my Trachy's leaves folded up like a closed accordion at night but would open slightly during the day. Once the cold snap passed, they opened up as usual. My question: Is this a sign of dodging the bullet of death or is the folding up a natural, protective reaction that can be repeated in a normal No. Va. Winter?...this is it's 4th winter in ground and the first that it got too big to protect...all it got was an umbrella over the crown and a 50w spotlight on the trunk, but it's never gotten more than a loose burlap corral with a burlap roof and some c9 lights laid out on the ground (winter 2014)