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Palm Collection Before and After The Great Texas Freeze of 5F in 2021

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Brahea Armata coming back after trunk cut. There is still rot in there, so it’s still getting peroxide. Also the Amaryllis must have survived under the snow and are blooming.

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Tall Livistonia Chineses coming back too. The only one so far....

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Lost all my trunks on my Everglades palm, but plenty of new trunks coming back. (I already cut down the dead trunks.) the top right green sprout is actually a Canary .

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Large Green Mediterranean coming back after trunk cut. So far Only 1 out of 4 tall ones over 5Ft doing anything. It is even flowering but I cut those off.

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Sabal Palmetto, forgive the xmas lights. 
Will take the Xmas lights down tomorrow if I can reach those spent fronds. 

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Silver Mediterranean Palm palm. This one is a single trunk about 6Ft tall. 

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Brahea Pimo after trunk cut from two weeks ago. One of the most tender Braheas.

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Brahea Clara after trunk cut from 2 weeks ago. I thought this was a goner too...

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Brahea Dulcis after trunk cut a week ago. It Initially looked good, but went down hill. Still fighting fungus.

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A trunk cut Mule in center. It was about 12Ft of trunk. No movement on it. Yes, the bottom of the trunk looks gory. It oozed and sap came out when it thawed. The twisty turny tree to the lower  right is a Loquot. I pruned the dead. The rest has buds. The other is a twisty turn pine, lol. 

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Glad you have "some" amazing surprises! It does not make up for your losses. But the knowledge and experience gained will be useful, but hopefully not needed in your future.

 

I thank you for all your posting thru this event. We all gain from it! I hope you have more "good" outcomes.  At the end of the day,  rest becomes easier with your gained knowledge.  

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Allen
6 hours ago, Collectorpalms said:

Two of my rather thin Washingtonia sp. have been resurrected! After official low of 5F. One was trying to grow out of the shadow of my Southern Live Oak, and to the left Phoenix Sylvestris.

Sorry weeding and mowing come later, first aid was most important.

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Congrats on the palms living!  I wouldn't think the robusta or the canary would live.  Maybe I can plant My little robusta one day and eek it thru a few winters.

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Fusca
2 hours ago, Allen said:

Congrats on the palms living!  I wouldn't think the robusta or the canary would live.  Maybe I can plant My little robusta one day and eek it thru a few winters.

Size matters with surviving the cold.  You'll definitely need the lights/heat cables for awhile.  I had a 1-gal filifera that perished at 20° in 2018.  My filibusta hybrid (filifera dominant) has roughly 1/3 the trunk size of Ryan's and it has not yet come back if it does at all.  Mine only suffered through 9° as the ultimate low.

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1 hour ago, Fusca said:

Size matters with surviving the cold.  You'll definitely need the lights/heat cables for awhile.  I had a 1-gal filifera that perished at 20° in 2018.  My filibusta hybrid (filifera dominant) has roughly 1/3 the trunk size of Ryan's and it has not yet come back if it does at all.  Mine only suffered through 9° as the ultimate low.

My smaller Filfera (7 or 8 foot tall) came back like crazy...it already almost looks as if nothing happened.  It has already almost generated a full crown.  It has put out many healthy green fronds, like probably 6 or 7 since freeze.  They are perfectly healthy also.  

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Wow, lots of stuff coming back and showing signs of life. It's good to see the CIDP, Chamaerops and Washies pushing new growth. Be patient with some of these. Is there any signs of movement on the big Sylvestris? Has the Filifera started pushing new growth as well? At least it means less work now when it does come to removing the actual dead stuff. I reckon a few more will kick into growth between now and then too. All of the Chamaerops should be alive still and come back, even if they reshoot from ground level.

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16 hours ago, Allen said:

Congrats on the palms living!  I wouldn't think the robusta or the canary would live.  Maybe I can plant My little robusta one day and eek it thru a few winters.

If they're cheap and abundant near you, go for it. 
I doubt it will survive more than a few winters.  You could create a structure, but unlike the structures for trachys up north, it would have to come on and off during cold spells.   Washies need warm air and sunshine 360.

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Butia “Pablo” making a Recovery. Located along Brazos River, Around 3 degrees. Notice on March 18 the petioles were green, and by today they browned. But we got growth and no spear pull. Same thing happened to my smaller Jxb F1, but the spear was fried.

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5 hours ago, Collectorpalms said:

Butia “Pablo” making a Recovery. Located along Brazos River, Around 3 degrees. Notice on March 18 the petioles were green, and by today they browned. But we got growth and no spear pull. Same thing happened to my smaller Jxb F1, but the spear was fried.

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It's weird how foliage gets more damaged over time.  My silly cast iron plants handled the freeze like champs..two months later, they're turning orangish-yellow...(Same with my MIL's)They have never turned "yellow" on me in large amts.  If anything they get sunburnt and bleached and their tips turn brown.  These are turning yellow...

This whole thing is just weird, weird, weird...

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