Jane McGary
Tue, 13 Nov 2007 15:37:34 PST
Jean wrote,
For hardy plants, the damage occurs at 32F or below. And as has been
>noted in earlier posts, it often occurs somewhat below 32. The reason:
>plant cells contain various components which act as a sort of

One curious observation about "anti-freeze": I have a lot of deciduous 
magnolias, and some of them have flowers that are destroyed by freezing, 
while others (e.g., M. x loebneri hybrids such as 'Ballerina') seem to have 
anti-freeze in the flowers. I think the same can be observed among 

Jane McGary

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