Cold and Snow

We got some hard freezes, and possibly there’s more to come.
The temperature in my garden dropped below -11°C. Luckily a warm front brought a lot of snow the days before, so the plants under the snow blanket were somewhat sheltered from the cold (hopefully). Those above the snow weren’t as lucky.

Agarista populifolia looked fine except for the new growth, but that happened prior to this deep freeze.
agarista-populifolia

Aristotelia chilensis already survived last winter. It lost all leaves, though the wood was mostly fine. It resprouted its leaves and has been growing fast, it even flowered (no fruits). I grew it from seed (very easy) and it is now in its third or forth year.
aristotelia-chilensis

Aristotelia serrata is the New Zealand cousin of A. chilensis. And it behaved quite similar to it (lost the leaves last winter). But interestingly it started already to loose its leave for some time. And I feel it regenerated better from last winter than A. chilensis.
This plant isn’t grown from seed, and I think it’s a male specimen, judging from the flowers last year (and ditto no fruits).
aristotelia-serrata

Azara petiolaris is a plant from Chile. Last year it kept its leaves through winter (Tmin=-9°C). But I think it looks rather beaten this time.
azara-petiolaris

Callistemon sieberi ‚Widdicombe Gem‘. C. sieberi should be one of the more hardy Callistemon species. I have three different species in my garden, so I’m curious which one will perform best.
callistemon-sieberi-widdicombe-gem

Chamaerops humilis is the only palm in my garden. It was a cheap buy. I’m just not interested in palms.
chamaerops-humilis

Hakea microcarpa, said to be the hardiest Protaceae, and another Aristotelia chilensis.
hakeaplus

Luma apiculata. Lost its leaves last winter, but came back strongly. Unlike Ugni molinae (an other Myrtaceae) which looked fine through winter, but really was half-dead and regenerated only very slowly.
luma-apiculata

This is the first winter for Ozothamnus rosmarinifolius ‚Silver Jubilee‘, so no clue how it will do.
ozothamnus-rosmarinifolius-silver-jubilee

Passiflora caerulea keeps on fighting.
passiflora-caerulea

Gaultheria (Pernettya) mucronata should do just fine. It originates from the South of Chile and Argentina. The berries are lovely and taste quite nice.
pernettya-mucronata-rosea

Rubus acuminatus looked really beautiful during growing season, but I think it may loose the leaves. Since I took the photo the leaves turned partly brown.
rubus-acuminatus

Ugni molinae looks fine, but looks can be deceiving. It probably won’t do well for me. It’s a shame because the berries are just divine.
ugni-molinae

And lastly a plain old Yucca filamentosa. This one is an offspring of an bigger plant which we inherited from the previous garden owner.
yucca

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