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Re: Pics around my yard this month!
Message from Alex NYC
Thanks Daniel! I think my microclimate might be a bit cooler than other parts of the city but compared to the area overall I'm pretty lucky! It's a W. robusta although I would love to try a filifera.
I wrap up the fronds and then throw C-9 lights over it. Cover it with burlap or a frost cloth, put some PVC pipes around it (to support the garbage bin that goes on top) and then cover that too and put a plastic garbage bin over it all (the garbage bin keeps it dry. We got to 1F last year and most of the fronds looked bad but it was really quick to recover in the spring. I'd say it's about as cold hardy as my Livistona except it will look good again by May or June whereas my Livistona doesn't look good until September!
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