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Re: Some pictures that show how mild my winter was here :
If the winter weather ended right now, I'd enter spring with no damage at all to my marginals. And it would be TWO YEARS RUNNING. That would be a godsend to my Trachy more than any of my other palms. If the Trachy can go into the growing season carrying a full crown of fronds from last year, then this might end up being the ever-elusive "breakout year" for it.
My palmetto will love not having to replace toasted foliage also. But it grows so damned slowly. Further, I believe it has been permanently stunted from too many true 7a winters. What I'm left with is a costa-palmate minor. A nice garden curiosity, but nothing that will ever look like a real Cabbage Palm.
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