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My Washy after a short time at 21F . Is it still respectable , or are the fronds toast ?


WSimpson

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I don't like it when I see temperatures below 24F since my Washy starts showing damage  below that temperature , but on the morning of November 30th I had a short period at 21F . I was 25F at about 5:00am and then the winds died and it dropped to 21F for an hour or so  before moving back up  . I'm pleased to know that that Washy can take a quick dip to 21F and still look respectable . 

Before below 24F :

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  It's good to know that it doesn't get totally bronzed  out  by a SHORT   period  below 24F . Maybe I'll get into January with it looking respectable now that it got through the first cold snap   :

 

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47 minutes ago, BigBilly said:

Looks good 👍

Thanks Big Billy . Are you sure you aren't an 8A ? What town are you near ? I'm now 8A but all around me are pockets of 7B . My 30 year average lowest Low is 11.2F .

 

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34 minutes ago, Will Simpson said:

Thanks Big Billy . Are you sure you aren't an 8A ? What town are you near ? I'm now 8A but all around me are pockets of 7B . My 30 year average lowest Low is 11.2F .

 

I'm on the 7B side of the 7B / 8A line in Statesville, According to the NWS station but my neighborhood is around 2F warmer 90% of the time. 

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Looks great! I'm hoping we make it with green fronds through January! Got mine all decorated for Christmas, so I need them to stay green at least until then😆

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On 12/6/2023 at 7:55 PM, SeanK said:

Looks good so far. Still, January is not too far off. Will you wrap it or is it too big?

I'll wrap it if I see temperatures getting below 15F . Some winters I don't need to protect it .

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13 hours ago, Virginia Palmetto said:

Looks great! I'm hoping we make it with green fronds through January! Got mine all decorated for Christmas, so I need them to stay green at least until then😆

Mine has so much robusta in it I doubt I'll ever have a winter where the fronds are green throughout the entire winter .I would have to have a winter with the lowest Low of 23-24F . That's never happened here in my experience . 

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2 hours ago, Will Simpson said:

I'll wrap it if I see temperatures getting below 15F . ...

That must be a ton of fun, or do you wrap in advance based on the projected forecast.

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7 hours ago, Will Simpson said:

Mine has so much robusta in it I doubt I'll ever have a winter where the fronds are green throughout the entire winter .I would have to have a winter with the lowest Low of 23-24F . That's never happened here in my experience . 

I'd really like to try a robusta seeing how it's done so well for you but i can't find any just yet

 

 

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