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Re: The evidence is in and my hardiest Trachy is ..............
My Trachy (I'm 80% sure it's a Nainital) is protected in am unheated enclosure. I can't really see it. So, I have to wait til warmer times when I can take a gander at it.
I can say in my experience that often, palm damage has a delay in showing itself. That is to say, a palm that looks good here on March 10th -- after all the challenging cold is over, yet before truly spring-like weather has arrived -- can look very different on April 10th. Palms can fool ya!
In your case, I hope you have little or no damage.
My palms had to put up with a couple of cold waves this year, too. The one that ushered in the new year was the worst. Very bad durational cold. Lows around 1F or 2F. In past winters, those temperatures nearly defoliated my Minors. But, for now, the Minors look good. Really good. However, I will heed my own advice and hold off closing the books on winter damage until mid to late April.
Jim, Wilmington, DE, 7a
Last 30 Years Avg. Winter Low: 7.50F
Last 20 Years Avg. Winter Low: 8.35F
Last 10 Years Avg. Winter Low: 8.40F
Favorite Palms: Species: Phoenix Canariensis / Genus: Sabal
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