As expected, several of the unprotected plants in my yard are now showing some damage. At this point everything appears to only be leaf damage, except for the E. neglecta which will have dieback.
A. japonica 'picturata' no damage... in one of the most sheltered spots in my yard.
F. japonica also in a very sheltered spot. It only had a partial roof ~4ft above it to help keep heavy snow off. The leaves were fully exposed on the night we went down to -8.7F. Some minor damage visible, but so far, so good...
Crown Jewel Gardenia... going through second winter unprotected. This time around it benefited from being under a 2-3 inches of snow. If this had seen ANY direct sun, it would be completely fried (observation from last winter).
R. macabeanum 'alpine form' was under a rose cone; no apparent damage from the cold
Either Chuck Hayes or Kleim's Hardy Gardenia...was also under a few inches of snow, but not doing as well as the Crown Jewel this winter.
Rhododendron longipes var. chienianum... I'm really starting to like the look of this one, cool leaves and almost burgundy stems. It was under a rose cone, so no damage here.
Citrus: Thomasville, US852, and US119 all look good in their un-heated enclosure.
A. japonica 'salicifolia' showing sunburned leaves. My A. japonica 'gold dust' just to the right is also showing a bit of sunburn. The cold + sun/wind seems to be the problem as my other A. japonica 'picturata' is fine in a location with no direct sun.
Persian Ivy 'sulphur heart', which gets a lot of direct sun showing damage for the first time in my yard.
Prunus laurocerasus 'otto luyken' also in direct sun is looking excellent!
A bit of bronzing starting to show up on the BBB... but it looks much better than last winter (well, except for the 2 large branches that broke off from heavy wet snow earlier this winter)
Yucca recurvifolia X rostrata (from Tim) looks nearly perfect! (to the right is the protection for the lower half of the E. neglecta).
As expected any exposed bits of the E. neglecta are toast.
Looks like my bamboo leaves get fried somewhere between -8.7 and -3F. They were fine after last winter when we got down to -2 or -3F. The culms all seem fine, so I'll just have to wait until spring for it to push out new leaves.
Needle still looks fine:
Had it bundled up in this: