Allamanda Florida Cold Snap How to possibly save them
December 31, 2022 at 5:13 pm Replypopps9Private messageGreenhorn
Living in central Florida my Allamanda plants have survived 3 years outside. This current week we experienced below 30’s for a bit and now my Allamandas have been subjected to freezing. The leaves have all turned brown and shriveled up. Is there a way to save these plants or are should they just be replaced?
Any advice will be appreciated.January 1, 2023 at 2:34 pm ReplyNate from N&GPrivate messageGreen Thumb (moderator)
Allamanda is very vigorous: if the root system isn’t hit too hard by the cold, it’ll survive. You’ll have fresh new shoots in spring. Any airborne parts will die off. For now, you can leave them on the plant (even dead, they’ll provide protection from the cold.
If you can, spread a layer of any kind of plant mulch on the ground around the stem, it will protect the roots. After all, you might get another bout of cold before winter is over.
Definitely don’t declare the plant dead until spring is here and well engaged! Around the time tulips start appearing is when you can test for survival, if there isn’t any sign of life yet. Scratch a sliver of bark off near the root crown, you’ll quickly see if it’s still alive or whether it’s dead already.
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Message me if you have any questions, I’ll be glad to help out!
“Winter reveals the strength inside… of those who dare go out!”January 1, 2023 at 10:35 pm Replypopps9Private messageGreenhorn
Thanks Nate… hoping that spring comes and new growth appears as we don’t want to have to replace.
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