Posted by Jim in Ogden, Utah on 3/17/2016, 6:44 pm
Only a couple of these are subtropicals but here's my report.
Looks great. Two years in the ground. Only protection was a cover so that rain or snow didn't get in the crown.
Died to about a foot or so above the ground as always. I buried the bottom in leaves for the winter. I just consider it a very cool perennial here. I don't see it ever surviving one of our winters fully intact.
Looks great but it barely grows.
Looks just like it did last summer. It was buried in snow most of the winter.
4' tree was planted last August. Looks great. Good color. It's bent over a bit from the snow though
Probably not reliably hardy here but my little 1' seedling survived the winter just fine.
My 3rd attempt at one of these guys. The first 2 were planted in spring and started dying the day I put them in the ground. For some reason I tried a 3rd one last fall and it looks fine so far.
Supposedly not hardy in our hot dry summers but I just water the heck out of them in the summer. Both specimens looking great after a year and a half in the ground.
Monkey puzzle tree
Looking perfect. Much more cold hardy than many books or websites say. It's been in the ground 2 years now. The only danger here is burning up if they get too much afternoon summer sun.