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Re: Trachy growth in 2020
Here, I'll get cosmetic frond damage at 9F, moderate frond damage at 7F, 80% defoliation at 5F, and spear loss between 3F and 0F, depending on how those temperatures are experienced. Duration. Was it windy or still? Did it follow a snowfall, or dry weather?
Over the last 13 years, I only recall TWO where my Trachy entered spring with no visible damage. 2012 and this year.
Like you, though, my Trachy is in clay.
As for Tamar's feelings about Charlotte being ideal for Trachies, I'm not gonna say she's wrong, but I would go with the West Coast. Really anywhere from Vancouver to San Diego.
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