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Pinanga coronata


Don Little

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coldest sensor read 29.  no visible damage exept perhaps for some minor leaf spotting on 5 gal plant

Don_L    Rancho CUCAMONGA (yes it does exist) 40 min due east of Los Angeles

             USDA Zone 10a

July Averages: Hi 95F, Low 62F

Jan Averages: Hi 68F, Low 45F

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Lowest low 31; in a pot under canopy. No 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
All characters  in this work are fictitious. Any resemblance to real persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental.

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Thanks for these very resounding "YES!" reports guys and gals.  I have seen these for sale around here, but have always wondered if they might be an expensive bit of future mulch.  It sounds as though these are relatively tough.

Larry 

Palm Harbor, FL 10a / Ft Myers, FL 10b

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  • 11 months later...

Two specimens endured three lengthy freezes at 31,  30 and 29F minimum, respectively, under canopy near house, which offer good protection: no damage. But the 15-hour freeze two days ago, minimum 23.3F, I think 9 hours below 28, 4-5 hours below 24...just about toasted both specimens. However a couple of small offsets that were somewhat covered by a couple of large leaves (but really not stopping the cold air from hitting them) seem to have survived, and the spear may still be good on the main stem of one of these small (9" plants). The other specimen may be completely gone. But still I think this is quite a strong Pinanga, and perhaps about 25F under canopy is their limit. Also the length of this freeze was pretty intense! So we'll see if they can revive. Am not holding out too much hope but will be pleasantly surprised if they do!

Michael Norell

Rancho Mirage, California | 33°44' N 116°25' W | 287 ft | z10a | avg Jan 43/70F | Jul 78/108F avg | Weather Station KCARANCH310

previously Big Pine Key, Florida | 24°40' N 81°21' W | 4.5 ft. | z12a | Calcareous substrate | avg annual min. approx 52F | avg Jan 65/75F | Jul 83/90 | extreme min approx 41F

previously Natchez, Mississippi | 31°33' N 91°24' W | 220 ft.| z9a | Downtown/river-adjacent | Loess substrate | avg annual min. 23F | Jan 43/61F | Jul 73/93F | extreme min 2.5F (1899); previously Los Angeles, California (multiple locations)

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