Cold Hardiness: Central Florida Plants

Winter Hits Hard, January 2018

Plants Listed According to Cold Hardiness

At the January 2018 meeting, Steve asked members to list thier plants describing their survival after recent freezing temperatures. Four lists were developed and they can be downloaded here. Former TVFNPS Secretary, Jeanne Powell did the work of compiling these lists. (More on how the survey was conducted.)

These lists are results of visual impact to foliage of plants after a temperature of 24 degrees in January, 2018.  Information submitted by members of The Villages Chapter (Zone 9A) of the Florida Native Plant Society.  

Wait to Prune

Reminder to wait until March 15 to prune, after which there is only a 10 percent chance of another freeze.  Why? Pruning stimulates new growth which is highly sensitive to freezing.  In addition, pruning exposes the vascular cambium of the old growth to subsequent freezing temperatures.  Exceptions: Now is the time to prune trees, citrus, and cut back clump grasses.  You can also remove dead flower stems.

Winter Pruning

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Published on  09.04.2018