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Old April 24th, 2011, 11:18 PM
Palm Crazy Palm Crazy is offline
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Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Newport
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I thought I was the only nut trying to grow palms up north. Ive tried all you mentioned except for the Needle Palm. I just purchased 2 from Georgia and put them in the ground this week. It appears to be the only palm that will take down to -10, so I am hoping it will survive with some mulching and protection.
Unfortunatly I think many of the low temperatures they mention for like the Windmill are only intended for short periods and not the several months of deep freeze we get.
I hope if anyone else has any input on protecting from winter cold, they might share some tips on how to better do it.
I might also mention I am trying a bannana tree that can take -10, called Musa Basjoo. I bought a 5' and also planted it this week.
Good luck and please share your results with me.
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