Harshest Climates for Surviving Palms?

Discussion in 'Outdoor Tropicals' started by sudbury, Oct 20, 2007.

  1. sudbury

    sudbury Active Member

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    Hey everyone, I was just wondering if anyone knows of where the harshest (coldest) locations are that people are growing palms (protected or not) outdoors with some success? Im guessing that it would probably be needles, or Sabal minors, or trachies....

    Id be very interested in hearing about the winter protection techniques.
     
  2. Michael F

    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    The coldest I've read of is Trachycarpus fortunei in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, surviving -27.5°C on 6 Jan 1993.
     
  3. photopro

    photopro Well-Known Member

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    If you buy a copy of Palms Won't Grow Here and other Myths by David A. Francko you'll find he has experimented with several species, as well as other tropicals, in Ohio with success. His work was done at an Ohio University. Interesting book! And it can get quite cold in Ohio! His book is available via Amazon.
     

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