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Winter Damage to Endangered Conifers (2 Replies)

Posted March 21, 2018 at 2:09 pm

This in response to the above title in the March issue of SCQ. I purchased a Vietnamese Golden Cypress in Nov 2017 from Atlantic Avenue Gardens in Raleigh. I was advised before buying the plant that it would have to be kept indoors during the winter. I believe that if one has an interest in helping these critically endangered plants survive that it takes an extra effort to maintain them. For me this means that it has to be moved indoor every winter for it to have a reasonable chance of survival. Just planting it outdoors and hoping for the best is not always a good option. I currently have 100 conifers and 37 Japanese maples in my yard and I look forward to attending my first CS event in Raleigh.

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Posted March 21, 2018 at 9:45 pm

Hey Karl! Nice to know that you will be in Raleigh. I look forward to the meeting and visiting some of those iconic gardens (not to mention the private gardens, too). You are doing good work with endangered plants, kudos. See you in June!

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Posted April 1, 2018 at 4:15 pm

Cupressus vietnamensis planted at Bedgebury Pinetum was not damaged by -15°C (likely for a short time). Imho it will not be possible to bring it indoors when it will reach several metres.

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