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Posted by Jim Wilmington DE 7a
on 9/19/2018, 10:23 am, in reply to "Re: Mimosa
>> Not sure when they were planted, but I would hand it difficult to imagine them being marginal there. Your climate is considerably milder than ours. <<
Yes. We experience milder winters than you do, but in the 70's, I recall some tough winters. I remember large creeks freezing over that normally did not do so. That's how I generally know we're having a rough winter.
In those days, fig trees routinely died to the mulch line. Magnolias would brown out. And Crape Myrtles were very rarely seen. Now, they are in every third yard.
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