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tropicalb

22F...15 gal palms out in the open.

foliage absolutely fried:

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trunk area seems okay:

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doubravsky

Out in the front, no protection, down to 24. Shows major damage - not sure if it will make it. Planted 3/05 from a 24"

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doubravsky

leaf damage closer view

Edit 1/30- damage has increased some... most outer leaves are brown, although inner leaves still look ok... trunk and spear still not too bad. Fingers firmly crossed...

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Gtlevine

Surprising what a couple of degrees makes, my Gigas all cruised through the cold of 27F.

GAry

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quaman58

Dave,

My Gigas is at the top of my hillside. It has a few brown spots, probably saw 28F temps. But it's not bad. But 40 feet downhill, my Caryota urens looks pretty rough. I probably bottomed out last night at 26F. Yuck. But the spear looks unaffected and I suspect it will be ok...

Bret

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epicure3

No damage to mine at 29 degree low Saturday morning. No frost

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DoomsDave

Fifteen galloners, in 27 FF, for at least two nights.

Some damage, about 50%.

Covered tonight, praying for Kamehameha to move me to Hawaii  . . .

dave

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Don Little

Gigas saw 29 and had some burn but not major to newest leaf that had just opened at the beginning of december

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DoomsDave

Some not so good, like this one, exposed to three nights of 24.8 F (-4.4 C) and a fourth consecutive night at 27.8 F.  No white frost.

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DoomsDave

This one's much better.

Under a tree, only four nights down to 28-29 F.

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Bayou Bob

:cool: Here right by the  Bay, I had only 5-6 nights of 30-32 temps; one morning dipped to 29 in the back but the side was only 31. My older, bigger gigas, which was field-dug in San Diego County, had moderate but not life-threatening leaf burn , but an obtusa I grew from a 1gal. in the ground 10 feet away had no damage. These are not very cold-hardy plants, but considering how far north I am, they look pretty good.

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doubravsky

Looks like my gigas, posts #2 and #3, is gonna make it. Lots of spear growth over the last few weeks...

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osideterry

The top photo is right after being exposed to nightly lows from 25-30F, several hours per night, for 5 nights. (Jan 07 freeze event)

The bottom photo was taken 8 months later in September. The Wodyetia didn't make it.

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STEVE IN SO CAL

One plant 7' OA height

22f, multiple hours and nights below freezing

80% leaf burn

Fully recovered

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STEVE IN SO CAL

Two plants, 15 gal

19f, many hours and nights below freezing

100% defoliated

One plant died in Aug, the other still struggles

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freakypalmguy

27F and many hours and nights at or below freezing with many mornings with a short period of light frost. Tossed a frost cloth over it and the only real damage is where the cloth touched the foliage. Exposed foliage only had minor spotting. I won't cover it next year.

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kinzyjr

Two specimens have been at Lake Wire since at least May of 2011, possibly earlier.  At that time, they has short trunks.  They currently have large trunks and are among the canopy growth in the garden surrounding the lake.  From 2011 to 2020, they have survived an ultimate low of 26F and an advective freeze down to 28F in 2018.

Google Maps Link - Lake Wire - Lakeland, FL

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