Hardy Palm and Subtropical Board
[ Post a Response | Hardy Palm and Subtropical Board ]
Welcome! Participants are urged to post any information pertinent to plants, weather, or topics related to either. Off-topic posts, inflammatory posts and advertisements are subject to removal at the discretion of the moderators. Please limit image size to no larger than about 950x700 pixels so that everyone can easily view it. To post an image, it must first be uploaded to a remote server somewhere on the internet such as photobucket.com.
Posted by Jim Wilmington DE 7a
on 10/26/2020, 2:20 pm, in reply to "Re: Winterization
I believe the last time Wilmington was at or below 0F was 1995, and it might've been -5F.
In the recent "vortex winters", we were awfully close. I think one of those winters our worst morning was 1F and the other winter, 2F.
True 7a temperatures (0F to 5F) happen here 1 out of every 3 winters. But, even in the winters where it occurs, we usually just get 1 to 3 nights of it, total. The really nutty thing is it can come in late February and early March! Single digits in March are a tough pill to swallow. I also wonder which is worse for marginals -- getting the worst cold early, mid, or late winter?
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