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Re: My Birmy
Posted by Jim Wilmington DE 7a
on 9/17/2021, 7:09 pm, in reply to "My Birmy
Planted mine where I work in 2007.
14 years later, no trunk yet, but a good amount of fronds - and each of very good size.
Because it's in a very high visibility place on a busy city street, I can't put a shelter on it or do anything beyond mulch and binding up the fronds so snow loads don't bend or break them. So it gets very minimal protection. It's seen temperatures on the wrong side of 5F perhaps 9 to 12 times. And gone through tough durational cold events. It's been a real champ. But I think the hard winters have taken their toll in slowing the palm's growth vertically.
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