Winter care in zone 8/9
Here, it almost never drops below 20 and if it does it bottoms out at 18 or so for an hour or two. I really would prefer to not cut back my brug to give it the earliest bloom possible next year. is this possible? I'm in Portland Oregon and I've never seen one overwintered outside before. However from what I've read they are hardy here. is it possible to do something different to prevent me from having to cut it back? it's a Charles Grimaldi, which I've also read to be one of the hardiest. I always forget about them in my garage so if this is possible this would be best. the main problem here in the winter is rot, not cold. if I place things right, I can grow oleanders, olives, grevilleas, agave Americana, and opuntia microdasys. I'm lucky to have a south facing slope. I have planted mine under a tree towards the top of the slope, so it's in one of the warmest possible microclimates.