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Double. Largest stem is about 7-8 feet tall with about 1.5 feet of trunk. Fully exposed.

After 29F. No frost.

No damage seen.

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spockvr6

Epi-

These palms are tough tough tough!

One down the street from me saw 27F with vicious winds 3 years ago and was undamaged.

I am honestly not sure why every central FL yard does not have one.

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epicure3

(spockvr6 @ Jan. 15 2007,22:39)

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Epi-

These palms are tough tough tough!

One down the street from me saw 27F with vicious winds 3 years ago and was undamaged.

I am honestly not sure why every central FL yard does not have one.

That's pretty cool. I thought it was too hot and humid for that species.

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Jim in Los Altos

I have 4 triangles, the largest having a couple feet of woody trunk and 12' tall overall. No damage at all with 26.5F minimum but little frost.

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spockvr6

(epicure3 @ Jan. 15 2007,22:47)

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That's pretty cool. I thought it was too hot and humid for that species.

Given water and heat, these palms (like so many others) seem to grow very quickly.  But, I understand out in California, they do not like water so much and can easily rot?

I drench all of mine like they are Queens and they have rewarded me with fast growth.

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epicure3

(spockvr6 @ Jan. 15 2007,23:11)

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(epicure3 @ Jan. 15 2007,22:47)

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That's pretty cool. I thought it was too hot and humid for that species.

Given water and heat, these palms (like so many others) seem to grow very quickly.  But, I understand out in California, they do not like water so much and can easily rot?

I drench all of mine like they are Queens and they have rewarded me with fast growth.

I'm sorry. I was referring to the rhopalostylis on another thread. My bad. Typing too fast and not paying attention. I think the damage to my brain after 29F might be terminal.

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MattyB

D. decaryi, in cement pot, 2" dia stem

24.1F, no frost

2 feet away from garage wall, no overhang, no canopy

no damage

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DoomsDave

On a sharp slope, three feet tall, to the tip of the spear.

About 27 FF, no damage seen so far, after two days of this, er, fecal material . . .

dave

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Don Little

7' foot plant with 8" of woody trunkd coldest sensor read 29 and is in completely exposed full sun location.  Slight bronzing of undersides of oldest fronds, newest fronds show no damage and D decaryi shows no damage

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Geoff

6 year old seedling, growing slowly for years for some reason... in cactus garden (maybe lack of water?).. anyway, only about 4' tall overall, and was exposed to 27F for 5 hours +... and some leaf burn so far.  Have had this species before go down to 25F and die.  So was surprised by lack of damage.

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Geoff

Ooops... just checked on that plant... taking longer to show damage than other palms, but all leaves look bad now... spike seems ok though.

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quaman58

Noticed mine suffered minor/ moderate leaf browning at 26F, on hillside. Like Geoff, took a couple days to show up. Should be fine.

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aztropic

I had 2 nights at 25F,5mph wind,8 hours exposure to minimum both nights,no frost,wrapped with a sheet.Complete defoliation!Spear is still green though and I expect it to recover.Like others have commented,it takes a few days for the damage to become obvious on this one.

aztropic

Mesa,Arizona

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Cycadcenter

Fallbrook  CA

5 nights sub 25

About 4' clear trunk,  showed very little damage for first week now is showing some major leaf burn but they are still solid and the spear looks OK

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ruskinPalms

Went below 32F at 330am, went back above 32F by 830am. 5 total hours of freezing temperatures. Ultimate low of 29.7F with 7.6 "freezing degree hours" calculated as discussed in the weather forum. Moderate winds varying from NNW to NNE all night, dewpoints in low teens, no frost. No overhead canopy in my yard. No protection provided. Photos from 4 days after the freeze event.

Minimal damage.

Southeast corner of house.

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_Keith

(ruskinPalms @ Jan. 08 2008,22:08)

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Went below 32F at 330am, went back above 32F by 830am. 5 total hours of freezing temperatures. Ultimate low of 29.7F with 7.6 "freezing degree hours" calculated as discussed in the weather forum. Moderate winds varying from NNW to NNE all night, dewpoints in low teens, no frost. No overhead canopy in my yard. No protection provided. Photos from 4 days after the freeze event.

Minimal damage.

Southeast corner of house.

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What is that other cool little plant you got going there with the red veins and bracts?

Keith

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ruskinPalms

That is a sea grape. You might give one a try. I think they can come back from the roots if the ground does not freeze solid.

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Dave-Vero

Sea grape (Coccoloba uvifera) readily regrows from the roots after freezes or fire (which was historically prevalent in its Atlantic-coast Florida beach habitat).  In the absence of cold, they can get quite large.

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Big Tex

I have one that is about 6 foot and 1 foot of trunk.  

29F for 2 hours

Below 32 for 5 hours

No frost

Fronds were  tied up and wrapped in frost cloth.  The trunk was wrapped in Christmas lights and then wrapped in an insulated material.

VERY marginal frond discoloration on the older branches.

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Geoff

have to ammend my comments above. Palm took a week to show it, but dead dead dead.. that makes 100% of the Dypsis decaryis growing in the SAn Fernando Valley, that I know of, DEAD. Seems just this plant takes a week or so to know it's dead after being frozen to death. This is NOt a cold tolerant palm, at least not in the mid 20s. Sad.

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DoomsDave
have to ammend my comments above. Palm took a week to show it, but dead dead dead.. that makes 100% of the Dypsis decaryis growing in the SAn Fernando Valley, that I know of, DEAD. Seems just this plant takes a week or so to know it's dead after being frozen to death. This is NOt a cold tolerant palm, at least not in the mid 20s. Sad.

OUCH!

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bubba

How do you get rid of these Triangles?They are about to take the cement out around the pool.

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Big Tex

This one has been in the ground for a little over a year. It is about 8 foot tall with about 6 inches of clear trunk and is in an open space. It survived 2 days of brief periods of 27 degrees. Both days there was a light frost. The tips of the fronds suffered some burning but the palm came back very well during the summer putting on 45 new fronds. SInce we had no advance notice of the frost and cold snap it was not covered. I did have the trunk wrapped in Christmas lights.

This year I plan on keeping the fronds wrapped in frost cloth from December to March to avoid any frost burn. I will also wrap the fronds in Christmas lightsw to add a little more warmth.

This picture was taken in August of this year. You can still see winter damage on the bottom fronds of the palm that were trimmed back. Since this picture, the unopened spear has opened and another one is there about the same size.

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BS Man about Palms
How do you get rid of these Triangles?They are about to take the cement out around the pool.

Bubba. Show us some pictures. VERY< VERY unusal to see a palm move concrete. Suspect some other plant is doing it. A tree that has come in for the water?

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bubba

BS, I was being a little Too clever in my comments.We have three around the pool that are starting to get very large.They have not threatened the concrete.We had a Turbo-Master that was planted at the same time that grew so fast we did have to take it out.It was a beauty but was kinda of a ball hog.

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_Keith
That is a sea grape. You might give one a try. I think they can come back from the roots if the ground does not freeze solid.

I have one in the ground near the bayou. It was underwater for over a week with recent hurricanes (fresh water) and seems to have liked it. We will see if it make the winter.

BTW - My African Oil Palm which was planted next to it, succumbed under the waters.

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tikitiki

I have one in the ground with about 1ft of CT it has seen two nights below32f one with frost and has shown no damage at all.

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Chad

I have a triangle that is 12 years old from seed planted in Lake Elsinore, CA where it saw 22 degree lows with some short frost spells during the 2007 winter but frequently saw temperatures below 30 degrees. This thing is tough as nails. Recently transplanted it to its new home in Murrieta, CA where the climate is generally a little more mild...but not by much than Lake Elsinore. The palm now has about 3 feet of clear trunk. Beautiful Palm that all palm gardens should have.

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Austinpalm

5-gallon sized palm exhibited major damage after an ultimate low of 16F with several night-time lows in the 20's and 30's Originally, palm appeared dead but has since put fort the remaining portion of the spear not burned and appears to be growing. Palm was protected with leaves and a bucket.

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Dave-Vero

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December brought 26º F at the airport less than a mile away. Lots of wind, no frost. Two weeks later, 28.

This D. decaryi had some leaf browning from last winter (less severe cold, but much more persistent), and has sustained a bit more this year.

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Dave-Vero

There is continued leaf browning; the palm now looks considerably worse than in the photo. I'm surprised at this slow, continuing damage. New growth looks OK.

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enigma99

28 (probably more like 27) since it has nothing around and lost head due to radiation. Coldest it has been in 3 years. 

100% brown, not sure to keep growing this in this spot if it is such a wimp. I guess it shoud recover but not sure how long it will take to look good again.  Out of all my palms this one took the hardest hit by far and I am growing wodyetias, roystoneas etc. All have minor damage 

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