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Dioone Edule winter care
Posted by Ken-Charlotte
on 12/2/2018, 1:23 pm
I planted a Dioone Edule this spring here in Charlotte (have never had one before). I have read that their hardiness is similar to Cycas Revoluta - 15 degrees F (dry degrees) will ďbronzeĒ them unless coverage is provided. My long-standing experience with Sagos is that freezing rain/sleet at 28 F will also bronze them. Itís a certain amount of work to prevent bronzing that I donít have as much appetite for as I once did.
Iím undecided about my winter care for my new Dioone Edule. Our average winter Low is 11 degrees. Weíve had 7 and 15 for Lows in recent winters.
- dig it out and store indoors until April?
- leave it in the ground and tend to it on the coldest Charlotte nights with covering?
- leave it in the ground, donít bother to cover it, allow it to bronze, and pray it puts up a new flush next summer?
Thanks for any guidance.