not so cold in bc

Discussion in 'Outdoor Tropicals' started by Canadianplant, Dec 6, 2006.

  1. LPN

    LPN Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    Here it is Canadianplant, standing about 10 inches tall and just begining to send pinnate fronds, Phoenix theophrastii (Cretan Date palm). This little palm recieved no protection during that late November snow storm and managed -6.9c (19.6f). One tough customer in my books.

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    pretty impressive fer a little tree
     
  3. Ron B

    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    Not to rain on the parade but keep in mind a small evergreen plant like this might not show that it has been nailed until months later, when it warms up. I'd wait a bit before getting out the champagne.
     
  4. LPN

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    I know what you mean Ron B. My lemon tree has been in a steady state of decline since the last cold spell. On the up side, I have many other Cretan date palms from the same batch, which have managed similar cold in the past. I know it's no guarantee, but at least it gives me hope.
     
  5. Ron B

    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    Frozen camellias in particular have a funny habit of looking fine until flowering time and then falling apart. But those Cretins can be tough.
     

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