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Sabal minor vs hardy evergreens


Allen

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Who took -1F better, Sabal minor or evergreen trees?  Damage may be due to rapid drop in temps?  I did a video on this but I am shocked to see so much cold damage to evergreens around town.

Leyland cypress - Brown all around town

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Most magnolia ok but this was a whole area of brown ones

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Skip laurel - fried everywhere you look

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Sky pencil holly - established in a protected area

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Heavenly bamboo Nandina - fried

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Oak leaf holly - established for 2 years 8 footers - toasted

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Sabal minor - relatively good .  Some have significant spotting

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YouTube https://www.youtube.com/@tntropics - 60+ In-ground 7A palms - (Sabal) minor(7 large + 27 seedling size, 3 dwarf),  brazoria(1) , birmingham(4), etonia (1) louisiana(5), palmetto (1), riverside (1),  (Trachycarpus) fortunei(7), wagnerianus(1),  Rhapidophyllum hystrix(7),  18' Mule-Butia x Syagrus(1),  Blue Butia odorata (1) +Tons of tropical plants.  Recent Yearly Lows -6F, -1F, 12F, 11F, 18F, 16F, 3F, 3F, 6F, 3F, 1F, 16F, 17F, 6F, 8F

 

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Talking about the Christmas arctic blast?

I'm out in the country on central IN with little wind protection or heat island protection. Our temps dipped to about -8 or -9F with -40 to -50 windchills. I wrapped my Southern Magnolia with a teepee of burlap, sheets and blankets (in the ground for the past 1.75 years). Small Magnolia and Leland Cypress got a garbage barrel with a towel over it. These were out in the open with little protection from the wind. Needle Palm closer to the south side of the house got mulched leaves, a sheet and rug thrown over it. After being covered through the blast, for about 5 days, the covers came off and remain off. Look good for now. My bamboo which usually stays green until we drop below zero is completely defoliated but is too big to cover. 

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2 minutes ago, Quasarecho said:

Talking about the Christmas arctic blast?

I'm out in the country on central IN with little wind protection or heat island protection. Our temps dipped to about -8 or -9F with -40 to -50 windchills. I wrapped my Southern Magnolia with a teepee of burlap, sheets and blankets (in the ground for the past 1.75 years). Small Magnolia and Leland Cypress got a garbage barrel with a towel over it. These were out in the open with little protection from the wind. Needle Palm closer to the south side of the house got mulched leaves, a sheet and rug thrown over it. After being covered through the blast, for about 5 days, the covers came off and remain off. Look good for now. My bamboo which usually stays green until we drop below zero is completely defoliated but is too big to cover. 

Yes this was the Dec 25th Arctic blast damage which continues to show after warmer temps

YouTube https://www.youtube.com/@tntropics - 60+ In-ground 7A palms - (Sabal) minor(7 large + 27 seedling size, 3 dwarf),  brazoria(1) , birmingham(4), etonia (1) louisiana(5), palmetto (1), riverside (1),  (Trachycarpus) fortunei(7), wagnerianus(1),  Rhapidophyllum hystrix(7),  18' Mule-Butia x Syagrus(1),  Blue Butia odorata (1) +Tons of tropical plants.  Recent Yearly Lows -6F, -1F, 12F, 11F, 18F, 16F, 3F, 3F, 6F, 3F, 1F, 16F, 17F, 6F, 8F

 

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30 minutes ago, Allen said:

Yes this was the Dec 25th Arctic blast damage which continues to show after warmer temps

I'm guessing it came down to wind protection. The air within the wrap or cover still had to be below zero. 

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4 minutes ago, Quasarecho said:

I'm guessing it came down to wind protection. The air within the wrap or cover still had to be below zero. 

Forgot to mention I'm planning on trying out Sabal Minor Mccurtain. I started some seedlings about 2 years ago. They will get planted out close to the South side of the house this spring!

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