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Mar 30, 2018 5:27 PM CST
Shreveport, La.
Whats the lowest temperature a tabebuia tree can withstand?
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Mar 30, 2018 5:49 PM CST
Name: Big Bill
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I have them all over SW Florida. In January 2010, it hit 26 degrees here two nights in a row. Some of the smaller palm varieties were killed by the cold but the Tabenuia came through just fine but remember that is only two consecutive nights.
Would 5-7 nights in a row at that temperature kill them? I don't know.
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Mar 30, 2018 10:08 PM CST
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Also, sometimes its not how low the temperature goes but how long it stays there and what the following daytime temperature is. So if BigBill's temperatures hit 25 but stayed there for only 30 minutes or so and then the daytime temps were in the 40's or 50's, there may be no damage at all. If the 26 temp lasted a couple hours and the next day high was only 30, the chance of damage would be much greater. And, as BigBIll pointed out, it was two nights, not two weeks.
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Mar 31, 2018 12:18 AM CST
Name: Big Bill
Livonia Michigan (Zone 6a)
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The high temperature for the day between the 26's was 51.
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