On Monday January 25 the mercury dropped to -17 C. Today I went to survey the damage and found surprisingly little.
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Top (left to right) Hebe shows no damage, Phyllostachys has some damaged leaves, Fargesia shows no damage.
Below that the Prunus laurocerasus has never had winter damage.
In the third row this is the Skimmias first winter and it looks good so far, the Aucuba also shows very little damage and the Magnolia Victoria is starting to show some signs of frost damage.
Below that Magnolia Edith Bogue is untouched by the cold.
And in the last row Magnolia DD Blanchard again surprised me with no visible damage and another Aucuba is still clinging onto its fruit.