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This one took 3 weeks of sub zero temps with at least 2 excursions to -4c/24.8v and 2 lower dips to -5c/23f.

So far it is undamaged.

Regards Andy.

Bangor, Norin Iron Zone 9a Min temp normally around -3 Degrees C, rarely -6C. Only 2 x -2.0C so far, verging on 9b this year. No snow or Frost this Winter. Several just subzero's this year, lets hope it stays this way. Normally around 5C to 10C + in winter, with lots of wind & rain. Summers usually better, 20C to 25 C occasionally 25C to 28C, also quite humid being a coastal town

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Multiple nights around 20 degrees in the open. Most fronds toasted but looks as if it will recover well.

-Krishna

-Krishna

Kailua, Oahu HI. Near the beach but dry!

Still have a garden in Zone 9a Inland North Central Florida (Ocala)

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Low of 19.3 and two weeks of below 32 with many days only getting slightly above freezing. Mine is looking great. A few areas of burn but not many.

Darkman N Pensacola

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Low of 14F. 14 days straight of below freezing temps. Minor overhead protection. ~100 Plants in pots (3gal to 15gal) and in the ground had 50 to 100% leaf damage. 70% look like they will make it. Many had been written off with deep spear pulls. These were all inoculated with Hydrogen Peroxide and surprisingly, most of these came back (time will tell). If you have a little green left, it seems that you can nurse most phoenix species back from the brink.

Jason

Gainesville, Florida

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Ultimate low of 16F with multiple lows in upper 20's and lower 30's. Damage only to outer ends of fronds. Palm is situated under live oak canopy and was removed and replanted in early 2009 to allow for construction work. Very tough palm. In the background behind the bismarckia.

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Clay

South Padre Island, Zone 10a

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Now it has totally defoiliated and the spears have pulled. The roots still look OK in its pot, no sign of any growth yet though.

Rgds Andy.

Bangor, Norin Iron Zone 9a Min temp normally around -3 Degrees C, rarely -6C. Only 2 x -2.0C so far, verging on 9b this year. No snow or Frost this Winter. Several just subzero's this year, lets hope it stays this way. Normally around 5C to 10C + in winter, with lots of wind & rain. Summers usually better, 20C to 25 C occasionally 25C to 28C, also quite humid being a coastal town

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Planted as 3 gallon size about 4 years ago. No protection in exposed spot of backyard, defoliated by 13 degree weather in January. Well recovered now with 5 or 6 new fronds. About a foot of trunk on it.

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I had a stunning P. sylvestris about twenty foot tall and it snapped about five feet up the trunk. It was a beautiful palm and was the centerpiece of my attempts at a tropical looking landscape. Now I know what happened. I live about one mile from where Opal92 tells this story!

See http://www.palmtalk.org/forum/index.php?/topic/48447-pensacola-date-palm-disaster/

I am now struggling with what to replace it with. I was actually considering the P. dactylifera as I had seen those and they did not seem to brown every winter in frost. Back to the drawing board. This was a specimen palm and it was used to shade a circular paver sitting area.

I suppose that also was the cause of the demise of my P. reclinatas too! All of my P. reclinatas and various hybrids have died after the last  two Winters (13/14 & 14/15)  that had several 18 degree nights and a ice storm with thirty hours of sub freezing temps. Two of the hybrids one with Sylvestris characteristics were protected from frost and it was the temperature that killed them. My large reclinata still has pups coming up but my main trunk that had eventually grew to six feet of clear trunk is dead.

Does anyone know if a regular fungicide spray program would have prevented this from happening?

Darkman in Pensacola - Looking for cold hardy palms and plants that make Pensacola look tropical

Life - Some assembly required, Side effects frequently experienced, Mileage may vary, As is no warranty, Batteries not included, Instructions shipped separately and are frequently wrong!

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On 1/17/2010 at 10:46 AM, AJQ said:

This one took 3 weeks of sub zero temps with at least 2 excursions to -4c/24.8v and 2 lower dips to -5c/23f.

So far it is undamaged.

 

Regards Andy.

Hey Andy, 

what was the weather like during that time? Really Wet, mild damp, or dry? From what I hearing and reading it’s not the cold that kills them it’s the water when it freezes inside the crown? 

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