I have a fairly new cherry of the rio grande tree from pine island nursery and it was doing just fine. I re-potted it about a month ago in a nice pot instead of the nursery basic one and it had just put on about 3 inches of new bright green growth on every branch.
Last night we had a pretty cold night (by our standards, we live in southern Texas) and the low was about 37-38. The tree looked fine early this morning, but as soon as the sun came out all the new growth has wilted. I thought these trees had a fair amount of cold tolerance, but maybe the new growth was too tender? Either way I know it didn't get down to freezing temperatures last night but I'm curious if anyone has more information on this plant or some personal experience to share?
I wish I would have placed the pot inside the garage with my vanilla orchid but I was told it could handle the cold :( I hate to hurt the plant like that and stunt the growth for a while.
Turns out it was just stressed :p I got home from school a little after 6pm and everything has already perked up again. It looked so bad I really thought it had all been burned but every single leaf and stem looks like nothing even happened. I guess I should have waited to post this thread and not sounded like such a worried plant parent lol. I just put so much work into all my gardens when something goes wrong I feel overly protective and worried ;)