Trachycarpus fortunei

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  1. leafdesigner

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    Battle Ground, Washington
    Here's a site not often seen...a palm leaf covered with snow. This photo of the very hardy (for a palm) Trachycarpus fortunei was taken in Battle Ground, Washington during an unusual cold snap a couple of weeks ago. This species can usually handle temperatures down into the teens, provided the tree is well established. I remember seeing mature trees on the campus of Southern Oregon University in Ashland, Oregon that survived temperatures of -4 F (-20 C). The leaves turned brown and died, but new ones replaced them in the spring.

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