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Effect on Marginals
Posted by Jim Wilmington DE 7a
on 3/23/2020, 2:43 pm, in reply to "Wilmington, DE
I forgot to talk about the plants!
Everything looks great as far as my palms go. I used NO TRASHCANS this year -- just mulch.
One plant -- there always seems to be a loser EVERY winter -- went a little nutty on me. And not one you'd expect. My Ponciris trifoliata lost a lot of small branches. These twigs and stems are normally green. These turned khaki tan. Perhaps a full fifth of the tree's mass!! Gone.
My theory is the loss was a delayed effect of a very pronounced late summer/autumn drought we had here, and not a result of winter weather.
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