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Anybody have any experience with Brazoria in zone 7? Have been back and forth with mine but the mild winter last year and wet summer this year really gave it a leg up...Looking for any expertise...727CAA52-ACD4-4593-A859-9901A4A4AAB3.thumb.jpeg.bd04e9d35debd1324988674fc68cf01d.jpeg

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Allen

Yours is looking good!  I'd say they're good to 5F ish but mine are just a year or 2 in the ground as well.  

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GregVirginia7
On 9/13/2020 at 4:09 PM, Allen said:

Yours is looking good!  I'd say they're good to 5F ish but mine are just a year or 2 in the ground as well.  

Thank you...it’s really gained some ground over the last year...guess we’ll see how the winter goes but some frost cloth laid over a nice layer of mulch should work well...

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RaleighNC

It should be fine most years, but Raulston Arboretum in Raleigh (7b) lost one or two exposed brazoria sables in our cold spell in 2018. Others that were in shade survived.

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NC_Palm_Enthusiast
3 hours ago, RaleighNC said:

It should be fine most years, but Raulston Arboretum in Raleigh (7b) lost one or two exposed brazoria sables in our cold spell in 2018. Others that were in shade survived.

2018 was terrible - hope we don't get a winter like that again any time soon

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On 9/21/2020 at 11:59 AM, RaleighNC said:

It should be fine most years, but Raulston Arboretum in Raleigh (7b) lost one or two exposed brazoria sables in our cold spell in 2018. Others that were in shade survived.

How low did the temperatures drop? Was there a lot of snow or ice?

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RaleighNC

We had 8 days in which the temperature never went above freezing, and two nights in a row in which temperatures dropped to 5 F. It was a an unusually cold and prolonged event.

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mloiaco

Yes and on top of that, it was unusually dry leading up to that cold event.  So plants were already stressed, and dessication was an additional issue

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NC_Palm_Enthusiast
On 9/26/2020 at 4:39 PM, RaleighNC said:

We had 8 days in which the temperature never went above freezing, and two nights in a row in which temperatures dropped to 5 F. It was a an unusually cold and prolonged event.

Have you heard any reports on whether brazoria or Bald Head Island is hardier? Gary Hollar of Gary's Nursery in New Bern tells me that he thinks BHI palmetto is a 7b palm. 

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TexasColdHardyPalms

Brazoria will be hardier no question about it. 

I'll plant a few of these in Oklahoma 7a/7b next year at my parents place to test. 

We have a few thousand nice size quart pots that I will leave unprotected this year. That will test their hardiness for sure. 

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ESVA
14 minutes ago, TexasColdHardyPalms said:

Brazoria will be hardier no question about it. 

I'll plant a few of these in Oklahoma 7a/7b next year at my parents place to test. 

We have a few thousand nice size quart pots that I will leave unprotected this year. That will test their hardiness for sure. 

Wouldn't the roots freeze in the pots if they're  not planted in the ground? 

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TexasColdHardyPalms

I am zone 8 here and yes they will probably freeze some depending on the winter we have.  Needles do fine in pots any size and 5g trachy will handle our worst winters in pots. 

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climate change virginia
15 hours ago, ESVA said:

Wouldn't the roots freeze in the pots if they're  not planted in the ground? 

I think they would become an ice pop if it was raining and froze the next day

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