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Acrocomia aculeata

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Kathryn

Grown from seed and planted in the ground in spring 2005

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Damaged in hurricane Gustav in 2008 - lost leaves on all but the north side

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Experienced snow in December 2008 with a low temperature of 32ºF warming up later in the day - no damage from this cold other than the bent leaves due to the weight

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Kathryn

Severe freeze in January 2010

2010------high °F---low °F---high °C---low °C

Jan 1--------53--------43--------12---------6.1

Jan 2--------49--------38--------9.4--------3.3

Jan 3--------45--------36--------7.2--------2.2

Jan 4--------42--------31--------5.6---------0.6

Jan 5--------43--------29--------6.1---------1.7

Jan 6--------46--------30--------7.8---------1.1

Jan 7--------60--------33--------16---------0.6

Jan 8--------34--------28--------1.1---------2.2

Jan 9--------37--------23--------2.8---------5.0

Jan 10-------40--------23--------4.4--------5.0

Jan 11-------50--------21--------10---------6.1

Jan 12-------52--------32--------11---------0.0

This was the first palm to begin showing damage

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Figured it was dead, Craig carefully removed all the leaves and it was just a spiny telephone pole, surprised to see green emerging around June 2010

Picture today - August 2010

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BS Man about Palms

Seriously cool news...

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Moose

greenthumb.gifExcellent ! cool.gif Now if you don't see a string of consecutive days of cold like last winter, the crown should completely recover by next summer. rolleyes.gif

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Kathryn

Shortly after I took pictures in August 2010, the leaves started turning brown and no new ones emerged. The plam is dead.

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BS Man about Palms

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edbrown_III

I had a lot of r ots with palms killed about a dozen of them including a A. aculeata that I collected in Mato Grosso du Sul--- They expired before the cold this winter. I dont know if it was the long wet spring we had or what .

The crown was burned like Kathryns tree starting pushin again then in October the crown collapsed.

It happened to a number of mature Trachycarpus and a Chuniophoenix that had about 2 foot of trunk.

Best regards

Ed

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aloetom

I'm so sorry to see this news !

I have looked at, and cheered this palm on so many times.

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DavidMac

We have seen palms look like they are going to recover only to die later-especially after the hard freeze in Tallahassee when the temperature dropped to 6 degrees F on January 21st, 1985. Some Butias and Phoenix that appeared like they would come back in late spring and early summer had new growth that looked like it died from the base due to fungal decay.I wonder if fungicide drenches may have helped to save them.

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