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Ensete Hiniba frosted to -2.1C and lives to tell the tale

Posted: Sun Nov 03, 2019 5:08 pm
by Dave Brown
I spent most of last summer and autumn dealing with a house clearance, repair, and sale. Finally it was gone on 19th November, and I could start to think about my garden, no sooner had I started to think about getting plants in, and we had the first frost of the year overnight 21st/22nd November, and I had moved virtually nothing :ahhh!:

Temps dipped away to -2.1C causing Brug and Hiniba defoliation. Fortunately it was only the leaves that were damaged on the Hiniba, and most of those have to be removed to get it in anyway. The roller escaped and continued to grow. It was finally dug out and brought in on December 18th icon_thumright

I let it dry out so growth stopped overwinter, but gradually started to water from mid Feb. No pics of growth or planting out as been strapped for time in the early part of the year, but have a few pics over the summer and up to September.

Ensete Hiniba frosted to -2.1C and lives to tell the tale

Posted: Fri Nov 08, 2019 9:20 pm
Dave, is this the surviving hiniba that you didn't use for pupping about five or six years ago? If so, you must be glad you held one back as insurance and that it's tough and reliable enough to overwinter dry potted.

Has it beaten being frosted this year?