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Joe palma

10 one gallon plants, +1 yr old, 2 leaves, 8-10", saw 32F, under 65% shade cloth, no wind exposure, frost at least one night, all dead.

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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 so far, may still be evolving.

under papayas west side of house.

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Northwest exposure:

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Southwest exposure:

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Northeast exposure:

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Mr. Coconut Palm

Looking good.

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kinzyjr

@ruskinPalms How have these palms fared over the last decade?  Did they eventually perish or make it through 2010 and 2011?

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ruskinPalms

Unfortunately I moved from that house around 2009. They did live through freeze in 2008 though. Most did fine in my area through the advective freeze of Jan 2018 where they saw 27F to 28F - without protection in the open in people’s front yards. 

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