Growing Palms in Vancouver

Discussion in 'Outdoor Tropicals' started by Tyler Reddekopp, Jun 20, 2016.

  1. Tyler Reddekopp

    Tyler Reddekopp New Member

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    Vancouver Canada
    Every year I try to keep pushing the boundaries on growing different species of palm tress. It gets addictive and the collection is getting too big (my wife thinks) :)

    I start my palms from seed, which adds to the joy of growing them.

    If there are any other palm geeks out there like me I would be happy to hear your stories on what you're trying to grow and your success.

    Here is a list of what I have on the go right now.

    Brahea armata
    Butia eriospatha
    Butia odorata
    Chamaerops humilis var. cerifera
    Jubaea chilensis
    Jubaea chilensis x Butia odorata
    Phoenix dactylifera
    Trachycarpus fortunie
    Trachycarpus fortunie nainital
    Trachycarpus latisectus
    Trachycarpus martianus Nepal form
    Trachycarpus takil

    I attached a picture of my Butia odorata, growing happy and healthy.

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  2. Vancouver Pete

    Vancouver Pete New Member

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    Have you tried any canary island date palms? If you google canary’s island date palm tofino you will see a nice YouTube video of a healthy one there and many other palms as well.
    I know they do best in zone 9b and up - beside the ocean in English bay is a zone 9a and so I’m wondering if they could survive here.
    Also have you heard of any Bolivia coconut palms here? They do well in colder winters but don’t know if they can tolerate wet winters.
    Thanks for any info you have.

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