Green Fleece Jackets are a great way to provide instant frost protection for outside plants. The UV-stabilized polypropylene fleece is 35gsm (grams per meter) thick, keeping frost out, but still allowing air and moisture to filter through. Each of the three sizes comes with a drawstring for simple, practical use.
|Size||Description||Jackets per Package||Size|
|Small||For wintering small plants in containers and protecting against sudden frosts||4||23.5" W x 31.5" H|
|Medium||Protects hanging baskets and medium-sized plants from early or late frosts||3||31.5" W x 39.4" H|
|Large||Ideal for wintering large, exotic and tender container plants (e.g., palms, cordalynes, etc.)||2||47.2" W x 70.9" H|
I bought this for my young pomegranate tree in South Carolina, previously zone 8a. I realized there were 2 in the package so I put 1 inside the other and double-covered my little tree and tightened both around the base. It was a good size for a 5-year-old pom and it made it through several nights of down to 29 degrees. It started to get even colder and I ended up digging up my tree and putting it in a pot in the 60-degree sunroom. So I haven’t tested it below 29 degrees. But the tree was fine with this covering down to 29, worked really well.
I cover my azaleas when the temp goes below freezing. I bought the small size but should have gone larger. (My plants are wider than they are tall.) I made them work by resewing them and making the opening on the long side. Problem solved. Hopefully my azaleas will survive the winter temperatures.
Ordered a package of these covers last year and finally had an occasion to use them early this year. Super easy to cover a couple of large Adeniums and they did a great job of protecting the plants. Easy to install and easy to remove. The drawstring is a perfect solution to keeping the covers in place. I recently ordered several more of the covers just in case. Do recommend the covers.
Purchased this item in September 2016 and put on my (10) potted plants in early October 2016. Just took off 4/12/17. The fabric is not thick and some of my plants stems ripped through the jackets. When I did take the other day, they ripped like you would rip paper. None of the jackets could be salvaged. All threw out. Out of the ten plants I covered, lost about 4 plants on pots. Packaging states, FROST EXTRA THICK protection. Very untrue!!! Will not purchase them again for fall 2017. I am in Brooklyn NY. we had a very icy winter. That may have left the jackets vulnerable. But FROST FREE should be taken off packaging. Got what I paid for!!!
So far so good.
Since I am retired and on a fixed income, I had been hesitating to purchase these before now. However, I am so glad I did! It is so easy to cover the small trees and shrubs now to protect them from the cold weather--you will love these because they will save you lots of time and are quite effective in protecting the plants.
I really can't rate this product yet because I won't be using it until spring but it looks like it will do the job. My lilacs bloom early and frost usually kills a lot of the buds here in Michigan. I think this product will stop that problem.
Have secured these bags around frost sensitive tropical plants, and have worked great so far with 2 freeze nights and 2 major storms. Good quality, easy to use, they have stayed in place and held up very well.
I think they are great for outside rose bushes and other outside plants for the winter...
This fleece jacket works great for covering a tall topiary. I was unable to find one tall enough to cover this plant. The drawstring helps keep it in place when windy. Would definitely recommend.