Frost damage

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Abgeschickt von Lukas Hunziker am 01 April, 2008 um 12:24:17

Dear all,

I don’t know how the weather is in your countries. But here in Switzerland it was very warm at the beginning of March. Therefore almost all Cyps are starting to grow at the moment. Last week the temperature dropped down to -6° Celsius. I have had some frost damage on the tallest shoots. These were formosanum and henryi. I had a cover of Picea branches over the shoots. But as the pictures show it was not a big help. 


From left to the right: Cyp. japonicum and formosanum, Cyp. formosanum, Cyp. henryi.

Interesting is that my japonicum, which was slightly shorter when it was frosty, had no damage at all (see left photo). Therefore I think japonicum is harder than formosanum. Now I hope that these were the last frosty days. Because now most of my japonicums show their buds. And I hope for the first flower this year. By the way, there is also a chance that wardii and palangshanense could flower for the first time after 4 years of culture.

How are your plants looking?

All the best



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