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Old Posted Jul 22, 2009, 4:21 PM
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Originally Posted by pbenjamin View Post
Agreed. But be careful of frost, they get damaged pretty easily. In early 2007 we had a hard frost that took our ficus hedge nearly a year to recover from.

Yeah, I'm afraid of that. I hope being against the wall and close together and near a building in the back of the alley my ficus might be just slightly warmer than other areas, at least enough to keep them frost-free.

However, early in the winter we had a serious cold snap (late 2008 or early this year). I was worried and put some sheets over my ficus and citrus. It turns out the parts of the trees that were in contact with the sheet were the only portions that turned black from frost damage. I should have just left the sheet off altogether.
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