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Patrick

Seedlings have leaf damage at 23 degrees with overhead protection,

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iwan

Caryota maxima "Himalaya", three weeks after the big freeze.  Located in Sanger, CA.  Owner reports lows several days in the 18-22F range.  No overhead protection.  Surrounded by concrete walkways.  Spear looks green and healthy.  Caryota urens about 50' away burned to a crisp (probably dead).  Hundreds of C. revoluta a bit lower on the property have completely burned foliage.  Burned palm in the background is Wodyetia.

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JMBreland

Several days of lows in the 18-22F range, that's encouraging. Did any frost form during the freezes there?

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SubTropicRay

Hasn't this palm been deemed synonymous with C. maxima?

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Kailua_Krish

Heavy foliage damage to smaller seedlings at 21 degrees w/canopy. All are beginning to grow with warmer weather.

-Krishna

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akaranus

only one night below freezeing with minimume down to -3,5C lasting 2 hours, no wind at all..........i think i have some kind of himalaya wimpy

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Phoenikakias

No, it's entirely normal with this sp! Unfortunately it has proven one of the most overestimated palms in terms of cold hardiness!:badday:Has it survived your's?

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akaranus

spear is opening and its still green in lower part,  i think its still ok but i can expect this kind od damage every year and on long terms i dont think this palm will ever look good in my 9a/9b zone...

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Phoenikakias

Agree... BTW is this a Chryso clump behind the maxima? Some report also about its cold hardiness in the mediterranean climate?

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akaranus

yes,and it was in the house during the cold...i think if i lefted it outside that it would die... i lost some hardier dypsis like decary and decipiens, i dont think areca is strong enough to even try...

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Phoenikakias

 

Love the game of. synonymity! (Chrysalidocarpus=Areca=Dypsis lutescens). Do not be though so certain about greater cold hardiness of ... NEOdypsis lol. Just be daring and use for your Areca a very poor but perfectly draining substrate, such as rest of building materials!!!

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Kostas

Just to give you a comparison, my small Carlota gigas went through very brief -3C while potted and their leafs looked better than that

But apart from their leaf hardiness, which i never found too good, they do have very good growing centre hardiness and can handle long duration freezes. Never tested C. gigas in such freezes, so i have no comparison for this aspect

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