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Chamaedorea varieties


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after 29F no frost.

tepijilote. No damage after being completely exposed. 6 feet tall with about 3.5 feet of trunk. Single.

glaucifiola. No damage. All under canopy.

costericana. No damage. All under canopy.

metallica. No damage. All under canopy.

benziei. No damage. Under canopy.

Coastal San Diego, California

Z10b

Dry summer subtropical/Mediterranean

warm summer/mild winter

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Lowest low 31, dry.

Radicalis:  planted on south side of house, second winter in ground, small.  No visible damage.

Tepejilote:  in large pot, maybe 2' height.  No visible change (was already a bit pale).

Elegans: 3rd  winter in ground, under canopy, no damage.

Cataractum:  in pot on concrete patio between 2 buildings.  No visible damage.

Kim Cyr

Between the beach and the bays, Point Loma, San Diego, California USA
and on a 300 year-old lava flow, Pahoa, Hawaii, 1/4 mile from the 2018 flow
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Chamaedorea radicalis (tree form), (3) 1 gallon size plants, in ground.

27F, no frost, no canopy, covered w/ plastic grocery bag.

No damage.

Matt Bradford

"Manambe Lavaka"

Spring Valley, CA (8.5 miles inland from San Diego Bay)

10B on the hill (635 ft. elevation)

9B in the canyon (520 ft. elevation)

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C plumosa experienced probably around 27-28 with no immediate visible damage. I covered it on colder nights (23-5 min.) with a light & still no visible damage

Oakley, California

55 Miles E-NE of San Francisco, CA

Solid zone 9, I can expect at least one night in the mid to low twenties every year.

Hot, dry summers. Cold, wet winters.

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27F for 5 hours did this:

C arenbergiana- killed it outright without any mercy

C oblongata- defoliated

C radicalis- nothing

C elegans (6 diff plants)- one burned a bit, other OK each 3' tall

C hoooperiana- fried most of the leaves pretty badly

C stolonifera- possibly dead, but not sure yet... has a lot of stems- all spikes pulled out

C oreophila- nothing

C cataractarum (slightly protected)- moderate damage to most leaves

C seifrizei- burnt to a crisp- probably dead

C glaucifolia- nothing

C ernesti augusti seedling (5" tall)- nothing

C woodsoniana seedling- burnt a tad

C adcendens, both slight protected by taller trees- nothing

C sartori imposter- slightly burned

C metallica 18" tall with some taller palms nearby, against house but no real overhead protection: killed

   2nd plant 3' tall under 'protection' from Italian Cypress trees (if you can call that protection) and a Ceroxylon, partially defoliated

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low of 27°F for two nights

many 32° mornings

C. benziei against house with overhang in 1g pot 1' plant several fronds, no damage

C. metalica two 2' tall in covered entryway, look slightly discolored but doing fine so far. Several 1'-2' in 1g pots in covered entryway look fine.

C. microspadix scattered all over in pots in the open, no damage

C. radicalis trunking and regular scattered in pots all over in the open, no damage.

2 3/4 miles from the Pacific in Mckinleyville Ca.

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  • 1 year later...

Chamaedorea cataractarum

Was knocked to the ground on a night of 25F. There was a very heavy, very dense fog that night. Upon inspection the next morning I found an icy 'slush' covering it. Not a white frost, but nearly frozen slushy moisture. Other nights of 25 and 24 follewed later along with a few 32, 31, and 29. The cat palm is now sending up new growth.

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Fordoche, LA

USDA zone 8b

National Arbor Day zone 9

AHS zone 9

Sunset zone 28

Gulf Coast climate with long hot and humid growing season, but short winters are cold and wet with several frosts. Typical lowest temp of between 22F-26F each winter with around a dozen or so nights below freezing.

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  • 7 months later...

2 nights 29F (not back to back) slight frost.

Cataractum - 2 plants in a protected spot under eve of the house. Some leaves darkened as if damaged. Will know in a few days.

Radicalis - 12" seedlings in pots. No damage.

Microspadix - A dozen planted here and there. No damage.

Fordoche, LA

USDA zone 8b

National Arbor Day zone 9

AHS zone 9

Sunset zone 28

Gulf Coast climate with long hot and humid growing season, but short winters are cold and wet with several frosts. Typical lowest temp of between 22F-26F each winter with around a dozen or so nights below freezing.

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Radicalis - new spike shooting slowly

seifrizii - flowering forthe 1st time (yippee!)

oreophila - setting seed (very slowly) unknown if fertile

Of course, our lowest low so far is 41F

The only damage so far is that which I incur myself...

John Case

Brentwood CA

Owner and curator of Hana Keu Garden

USDA Zone 9b more or less, Sunset Zone 14 in winter 9 in summer

"Its always exciting the first time you save the world. Its a real thrill!"

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  • 1 month later...

27F and many hours and nights at or below freezing with many mornings with short periods of light frost.

radicalis - no damage

glaucifolia - no damage wth slight canopy

Matt in Temecula, CA

Hot and dry in the summer, cold with light frost in the winter. Halfway between the desert and ocean

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  • 1 month later...
2 nights 29F (not back to back) slight frost.

Cataractum - 2 plants in a protected spot under eve of the house. Some leaves darkened as if damaged. Will know in a few days.

Radicalis - 12" seedlings in pots. No damage.

Microspadix - A dozen planted here and there. No damage.

Both Cataractum doing fine under eve of house. 28F was as cold as we got this year with several other nights between 29-32F. Cat palm that was killed to the ground winter before last is doing fine. Radicalis and Microspadix are of course doing great.

Fordoche, LA

USDA zone 8b

National Arbor Day zone 9

AHS zone 9

Sunset zone 28

Gulf Coast climate with long hot and humid growing season, but short winters are cold and wet with several frosts. Typical lowest temp of between 22F-26F each winter with around a dozen or so nights below freezing.

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  • 10 months later...

My Radicalis tree form in the ground this start of winter got some damages to the leaves, we had a lot of snow first along 3-4 days with temps down to -7 -8 C (18 F) by night and 0 to -3 C (32-26 F) by day , after a week another big snow spell during 2-3 days and temps down to -2 C (28F).

I can see some little spot on the leaves, the plant seems still strong, up to now..

bye

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Federico

Ravenna , Italy

USDA 8a\b

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  • 6 years later...

After one night with a low of around 32F(only for about two hours) and a low of 28F the next night(below freezing for at least 8 hours), my C. Cataractarum isn't showing any visible damage. I'm not sure whether there was frost but it is planted under canopy so there most likely wasn't any. 

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