Borinda Hardiness Update?

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greendragon

Borinda Hardiness Update?

Post by greendragon » Thu Aug 09, 2012 7:42 pm

How are everyones Borindas fairing, Im thinking of getting the Papyrifera one but I dont like the idea of all the leaves dropping every winter..

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Re: Borinda Hardiness Update?

Post by Adam D » Thu Aug 09, 2012 7:57 pm

I have a Borinda macclureana.

It was bought in April 2010 and planted out in May 2010 and it is still alive today even after the horrible temperatures of December 2010. It did completely defoliate during that winter and I thought that it had died, but it leafed back up again and its doing well this year :)

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Re: Borinda Hardiness Update?

Post by greendragon » Thu Aug 09, 2012 8:24 pm

Adam D wrote:I have a Borinda macclureana.

It was bought in April 2010 and planted out in May 2010 and it is still alive today even after the horrible temperatures of December 2010. It did completely defoliate during that winter and I thought that it had died, but it leafed back up again and its doing well this year :)
what lows did you get in that winter? and how did it fair in the last winter? :)

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Re: Borinda Hardiness Update?

Post by Adam D » Thu Aug 09, 2012 8:31 pm

Dec 10 was the second coldest ever recorded month up in Scotland after Jan or Feb 1947, I can't remember which month.

I think my lowest that month was -18C, maybe slightly lower, we had some days when the maximum was -10C. There was snow on the ground all month, in fact we had snow on the ground continuously for 6 weeks. That winter killed a lot of plants.

Last winter was quite benign up here and it hardly lost any leaves at all :)

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Re: Borinda Hardiness Update?

Post by greendragon » Thu Aug 09, 2012 10:53 pm

Adam D wrote:Dec 10 was the second coldest ever recorded month up in Scotland after Jan or Feb 1947, I can't remember which month.

I think my lowest that month was -18C, maybe slightly lower, we had some days when the maximum was -10C. There was snow on the ground all month, in fact we had snow on the ground continuously for 6 weeks. That winter killed a lot of plants.

Last winter was quite benign up here and it hardly lost any leaves at all :)
That's good to hear, luckily for me I think the lowest I got in 2010 was -8*c.


How well does the Mac hold it's blue colouring?

It seems like Borinda papyrifera has the nicest blue colour but is less hardy..

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Re: Borinda Hardiness Update?

Post by jacko » Fri Aug 10, 2012 7:56 am

my papyrifera got killed outright in december 2010.had a poor recovery after the winter of 2009.so its too tender for here in mid wales.it says it can handle -10C but im doubtful more like -7C IMO.temps in dec.2010 were sustained -10C's day and night and plenty of -14C.

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Re: Borinda Hardiness Update?

Post by greendragon » Fri Aug 10, 2012 8:06 am

Hmm I guess I may have to go for the Borinda Mac, shame that the best looking variety is the least hardy.

Lazlo Woodbine

Re: Borinda Hardiness Update?

Post by Lazlo Woodbine » Sun Aug 19, 2012 7:54 pm

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B.papyrifera CS (1046) .. been in 3 years .... my favourite no question ... :D


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Re: Borinda Hardiness Update?

Post by Lazlo Woodbine » Sun Aug 19, 2012 8:08 pm

After the winter before last she had 2 remaining leaves and stood about 6 ins high!
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Re: Borinda Hardiness Update?

Post by Yorkshire Kris » Sun Aug 19, 2012 8:54 pm

Gorgeous!

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Re: Borinda Hardiness Update?

Post by jacko » Sun Aug 19, 2012 9:49 pm

i'm jealous.fantastic laz icon_salut

Lazlo Woodbine

Re: Borinda Hardiness Update?

Post by Lazlo Woodbine » Sun Aug 19, 2012 10:51 pm

Cheers lads ... :D
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She is a real beauty, standing around 12-15ft ...... icon_sunny
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Re: Borinda Hardiness Update?

Post by Lazlo Woodbine » Sat Sep 15, 2012 9:53 pm

Anyone else got any good Borinda pics?
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Re: Borinda Hardiness Update?

Post by Simba » Mon Sep 17, 2012 6:37 pm

Lazlo Woodbine wrote:Anyone else got any good Borinda pics?
Sadly, not me...but your pix are inspiring to anyone that fancies trying to grow a Borinda.... icon_thumleft

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Re: Borinda Hardiness Update?

Post by Lazlo Woodbine » Thu Sep 20, 2012 8:57 am

Simba wrote:
Lazlo Woodbine wrote:Anyone else got any good Borinda pics?
Sadly, not me...but your pix are inspiring to anyone that fancies trying to grow a Borinda.... icon_thumleft

Cheers Simba ... :)

If i can get away with it up here in Northumberland - anyone can!

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