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Re: Damage report from North Louisiana single digit winter
Posted by Ben OK on 5/7/2018, 12:36 pm, in reply to "Damage report from North Louisiana single digit winter"
Sorry to hear about all of the losses Ryan. I'm sure it's hard to lose that mule. They are really beautiful trees. I am impressed by your trithrinax and your jubaea. It makes me wonder if perhaps t. campestris is actually as hardy as many first thought it was, but that it needs to be a certain size before it gains a lot of hardiness. I feel that is the case with trachycarpus species. They are obviously very hardy, but we've probably all lost some or had surprise spear pull on small ones. At about the 5 gallon size (in my experience) they seem to get a lot hardier.
Or perhaps yours is just a very healthy individual that is the exception to the rule.
Your jubaea and B. eriospatha surprised me just a little though. I would have expected more damage on both of those palms. But I'm glad to hear that you had some that proved tougher than expected.
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