Trachycarpus fortunei and frost

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Adrian Brattle
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Trachycarpus fortunei and frost

Post by Adrian Brattle » Mon Apr 23, 2012 12:03 pm

so as i hear that Trachycarpus fortunei is hardy to 15*C. But they can be damaged Easily by radiation frost blow -10*C.


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Re: Trachycarpus fortunei and frost

Post by Yorkshire Kris » Mon Apr 23, 2012 5:00 pm

Yes.


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Re: Trachycarpus fortunei and frost

Post by Conifers » Mon Apr 23, 2012 5:15 pm

There's a huge difference between damage (e.g. some brown leaf tips) and death.


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Re: Trachycarpus fortunei and frost

Post by Yorkshire Kris » Mon Apr 23, 2012 5:25 pm

That's true conifers. A lot of people inter change hardiness with damage. A Dicksonia antarctica will lose all its leaves at -5 but is hardy at this temp.


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Re: Trachycarpus fortunei and frost

Post by jezza » Mon Apr 23, 2012 6:11 pm

The Trachycarpus f in my front garden has been subjected to lows of -13c, -19c and -18c over the past three winters. It's still alive and well but each year the older fronds have brown cold damage.


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