Cacti, yucca, needle palm, and Southern Mags after winter

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Cacti, yucca, needle palm, and Southern Mags after winter

Post by cuja1 » Fri Mar 20, 2015 2:21 pm

Here's a look at the survivors, casualties and the wounded after winter 2014/2015.
It was almost as cold here as last year it seems. Although I think we had less snow.

Here's my Yucca Gloriosa. I think it survived but some damage is appearing on the leaves. I piled snow on top of it when it got real cold so hopefully it protected it.
<a href="http://s1250.photobucket.com/user/Sprin ... y.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1250.photobucket.com/albums/hh5 ... cq2eby.jpg" border="0" alt=" photo March20201520y20gloriosas_zpseucq2eby.jpg"/></a>

Here's a nice little prickly pear "Bernalillo" or something like that:
<a href="http://s1250.photobucket.com/user/Sprin ... v.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1250.photobucket.com/albums/hh5 ... zgonov.jpg" border="0" alt=" photo March20201520opuntia_zpsbdzgonov.jpg"/></a>

Potato cactus:
<a href="http://s1250.photobucket.com/user/Sprin ... j.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1250.photobucket.com/albums/hh5 ... hljeuj.jpg" border="0" alt=" photo March20201520potato_zpswxhljeuj.jpg"/></a>

Yucca Faxoniana appears to be toast. I'm going to try an elata in its place:
<a href="http://s1250.photobucket.com/user/Sprin ... p.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1250.photobucket.com/albums/hh5 ... nkkpdp.jpg" border="0" alt=" photo March20201520y20faxon_zpsgonkkpdp.jpg"/></a>

E. Reichenbachi looks like it should rebound:
<a href="http://s1250.photobucket.com/user/Sprin ... 5.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1250.photobucket.com/albums/hh5 ... unzja5.jpg" border="0" alt=" photo March20201520e.20reichenbachi202_zpsa9unzja5.jpg"/></a>

Can anyone verify if this is an A. parryi. It was sold as one, but grows really slow and the leaves are thinner than other parryis.
<a href="http://s1250.photobucket.com/user/Sprin ... t.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1250.photobucket.com/albums/hh5 ... p1wart.jpg" border="0" alt=" photo March20201520a.20parryi_zpsjhp1wart.jpg"/></a>

These are my only barrel cacti. I protected them from moisture because I didn't know if they could handle cold wet winters. Anyone ever tried with these two? I didn't protect any of my other cacti.
<a href="http://s1250.photobucket.com/user/Sprin ... 0.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1250.photobucket.com/albums/hh5 ... mckj00.jpg" border="0" alt=" photo March20201520protected20cacti_zpszwmckj00.jpg"/></a>

A. Harvardiana looks a little damaged but I think the center spear is alive and well:
<a href="http://s1250.photobucket.com/user/Sprin ... i.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1250.photobucket.com/albums/hh5 ... nky5yi.jpg" border="0" alt=" photo March20201520a.20harvardiana_zpsyinky5yi.jpg"/></a>

E. reichenbachii caespetosis (or something like that)
<a href="http://s1250.photobucket.com/user/Sprin ... x.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1250.photobucket.com/albums/hh5 ... 9bcejx.jpg" border="0" alt=" photo March20201520e.20reichenbachi20caespetosis_zpsbw9bcejx.jpg"/></a>

Escobaria leei. I have 2 so I didn't protect it and it looks quite well:
<a href="http://s1250.photobucket.com/user/Sprin ... j.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1250.photobucket.com/albums/hh5 ... kmmi3j.jpg" border="0" alt=" photo March20201520escobaria20leei_zpscmkmmi3j.jpg"/></a>

Check out the difference in the Southern Magnolias. Edith Bogue was hardly burned while Brackens Brown Beauty was almost completely burned. It might be still too soon to see if it will burn and defoliate but it seems ok for now.

Ms. Bogue:
<a href="http://s1250.photobucket.com/user/Sprin ... f.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1250.photobucket.com/albums/hh5 ... 8d4znf.jpg" border="0" alt=" photo March20201520s20m20e20bogue_zpsks8d4znf.jpg"/></a>

Mr. Brackens:
<a href="http://s1250.photobucket.com/user/Sprin ... r.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1250.photobucket.com/albums/hh5 ... phzfir.jpg" border="0" alt=" photo March20201520s20m20bbb_zpsxhphzfir.jpg"/></a>

and last but not least my needle palm. It's not much to look at but for what it's worth, I can say I have a palm in my yard. I sprayed a few suckers with an antifungicide and they seem to be the ones that did not spear pull (so far). All I did was cover it with a garbage can.
<a href="http://s1250.photobucket.com/user/Sprin ... x.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1250.photobucket.com/albums/hh5 ... fnag5x.jpg" border="0" alt=" photo March20201520needle20palm_zpsstfnag5x.jpg"/></a>


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Post by cuja1 » Fri Mar 20, 2015 3:06 pm

I forgot to mention, I have an Opuntia brachyclada that rotted. I was surprised because I thought all opuntias rated for a zone 5 would do fine here with no protection but apparently not. My cholla from Aaron did fine with no protection as well. Some other Opuntia phaecantha also did fine with no protection.

This was my Edith Bogue SM from last winter:
<a href="http://s1250.photobucket.com/user/Sprin ... 5.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1250.photobucket.com/albums/hh5 ... 0fdae5.jpg" border="0" alt=" photo EBwhole_zps2f0fdae5.jpg"/></a>

Here's my A. Utahensis kalibababensis that did great. No damage whatsoever. I'm tempted to try it unprotected someday:
<a href="http://s1250.photobucket.com/user/Sprin ... p.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1250.photobucket.com/albums/hh5 ... yes3rp.jpg" border="0" alt=" photo March20201520a20utahensis_zps3oyes3rp.jpg"/></a>
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Post by chadec » Fri Mar 20, 2015 5:31 pm

Hate to see your yucca die. They are suppose to be really hardy, but I have never tried one of those. You parryi could be flagstaff form, hard to id while they are small. Where did it come from? I would never let your barrel cacti or agave utahensis get moisture in the winter time.

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Post by cuja1 » Fri Mar 20, 2015 5:53 pm

chadec wrote:Hate to see your yucca die. They are suppose to be really hardy, but I have never tried one of those. You parryi could be flagstaff form, hard to id while they are small. Where did it come from? I would never let your barrel cacti or agave utahensis get moisture in the winter time.
If I was a zone warmer the yucca might have made it. I got the Agave from High Country Gardens. It suckers profusely.
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Post by chadec » Fri Mar 20, 2015 6:06 pm

Definitely parryi then. They sell the what I believe to be parryi v couesii. Just dug mine up because they refuse to grow. Will have to fine a better place for them. But watch those spines because parryi ssp neomexicana has thin leaves too while young.

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Post by cuja1 » Fri Mar 20, 2015 6:22 pm

chadec wrote:Definitely parryi then. They sell the what I believe to be parryi v couesii. Just dug mine up because they refuse to grow. Will have to fine a better place for them. But watch those spines because parryi ssp neomexicana has thin leaves too while young.
It does seem to have different spines compared to another parryi that I have.
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Post by lucky1 » Sat Mar 21, 2015 10:24 am

IMO your results are great considering the brutal winter back East.
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Post by hardyjim » Sat Mar 21, 2015 3:21 pm

Yea for sure...everything looks really great!
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Post by cuja1 » Sat Mar 21, 2015 3:50 pm

Thanks Jim and Barb! The east coast had more snow than us but I think where I'm at saw colder temps. Seems like the Southern Mags got hardier over the past year.
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