Washingtonia Winter Protection Ideas ?

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bwelton
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Washingtonia Winter Protection Ideas ?

Post by bwelton » Sun Sep 30, 2018 7:47 pm

Hi all,

Just started preparing for winter frosts. Any ideas what to do for larger Washintonia fronds ?

I was thinking about a combination of a fishing umbrella, scofolding pole and fleece, but I’m a little worried about the wind.

I managed to cover a 5m tree as the frond growth is limited after a move this year, but need another solution for another tree with better growth this year. I don’t want to lose any of this years growth over winter.

Thx Bob
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Washingtonia Winter Protection Ideas ?

Post by chainsaw kid » Mon Oct 01, 2018 11:19 am

Hi, bwelton, what sort of winter temperatures do you get were you live? icon_thumright
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bwelton
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Washingtonia Winter Protection Ideas ?

Post by bwelton » Tue Oct 02, 2018 12:32 pm

It can get to -1 or -4.
The worst has been -11 according to google, but the average low for January is 2.
http://www.mkweather.co.uk/record.htm

Any ideas out there for protection of a larger frond growth ?


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Washingtonia Winter Protection Ideas ?

Post by chainsaw kid » Tue Oct 02, 2018 1:20 pm

I think Dave Brown has had he most success/experience on here. Look in the exotics section under palms, first post. icon_thumright
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Washingtonia Winter Protection Ideas ?

Post by eddie » Thu Oct 04, 2018 8:30 am

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=21536&p=405477#p405477

this is what I did 5 years ago

They have grown quite a bit, so protection will be a bit of a problem now. 3,5 m trunk makes the whole palm now around 5 m high
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