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Old March 19th, 2009, 12:06 PM
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What type of palm tree look alikes are cold hardy? Is there a banana palm that can withstand negative temperatures?
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Old March 19th, 2009, 10:08 PM
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musa basjoo (a banana ) should do good if you mulch heavely in winter but not below minus 15 id say
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Old March 28th, 2009, 04:46 PM
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Mule palm is a coconut look a like. Cold hardy down to 14F zone 8
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Old March 29th, 2009, 10:48 PM
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Yeah I have read that the musa basjoo are tough as nails.
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Old March 29th, 2009, 10:49 PM
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Cold Hardy to 14F...Are you sure about that? Thats pretty cold hardy
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Old April 11th, 2009, 01:37 PM
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Yes 14F. In fact Dr. Merril Wilcox has recorded his down to 10F. With minimal damage. The ones in the united kingdom are doing very well. I will scan some more photos in for you there was a post on another board with photos of Queen palms fried by this winter with bright green butyagrus sitting right next to them.
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