Trachycarpus nainital hardiness

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Trachycarpus nainital hardiness

Post by Adam r » Wed Aug 22, 2012 9:51 pm

I have 2 small nainital in pots, not sure how old they are but the have split leaves but are only about 6 inches tall. Are they hardy enough to leave out over winter?

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Post by The Codfather » Wed Aug 22, 2012 9:52 pm

I would say nope.
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Re: Trachycarpus nainital hardiness

Post by GoggleboxUK » Wed Aug 22, 2012 10:03 pm

I would say that if you plunge the pot and have them somewhere with an overhead canopy so they stay reasonably dry then yes, seedlings/babies tend to be slightly hardier than young plants.

I've planted 2 young (maybe 3-4 years) plants out this year and I fully expect them to come through winter unprotected.

Even if they don't survive it's a good experiment and if they do they'll be tough as old boots.

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Re: Trachycarpus nainital hardiness

Post by Tom2006 » Wed Aug 22, 2012 10:48 pm

If they are potted just put them into a sheltered spot, a south facing brick wall would be ideal. You would need some very cold prolonged temperatures to kill them, or cold and wet.
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Post by Adam r » Thu Aug 23, 2012 5:54 am

I have one of those cheap plastic greenhouses which I was going to put over my Phoenix canariensis_CIDP when the over winter. Would the 2 nainital be okay if I put then inside the grow house with the Phoenix canariensis_CIDP?
Not sure if it will keep the Phoenix canariensis_CIDP alive but it must be better than doing nothing at all.


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Post by Tom2006 » Thu Aug 23, 2012 9:12 am

Yes they should be fine, just remember to open it up once any sub zero temperatures have passed. IF the cold is prolonged you will probably need to through over a thick duvet or even move the pots inside to prevent them freezing solid. Hopefully that wont be required though. icon_thumleft
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Re: Trachycarpus nainital hardiness

Post by Adrian » Thu Aug 23, 2012 6:19 pm

No idea about Sunderland but down here then no problem, best planted in the ground and left to get on with it.
I have hundreds of self sown naini's that make it, shame as it would save me work if they were cut back.
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Post by Adam r » Thu Aug 23, 2012 7:58 pm

They will definately be going in the ground at some point but I wanted them a bit bigger before I choose their final spot where I think they will look best.


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Post by The Codfather » Thu Aug 23, 2012 8:24 pm

Adrian wrote:No idea about Sunderland but down here then no problem, best planted in the ground and left to get on with it.
I have hundreds of self sown naini's that make it, shame as it would save me work if they were cut back.
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Post by Adrian » Fri Aug 24, 2012 6:56 pm

Come down here and you can dig as many as you want, to be honest I struggle to get to a post office so I dont offer to post anything, sorry.
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Re: Trachycarpus nainital hardiness

Post by jezza » Fri Aug 24, 2012 9:24 pm

Adrian wrote:Come down here and you can dig as many as you want, to be honest I struggle to get to a post office so I dont offer to post anything, sorry.
Maybe someday i may take you up on that offer 8)


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Re: Trachycarpus nainital hardiness

Post by The Codfather » Sat Aug 25, 2012 8:50 am

get the kettle on I have nothing else on for 12 hours today :lol:
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Re: Trachycarpus nainital hardiness

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