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Old May 11th, 2013, 08:31 PM
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Default Any trees similar to palm trees that will survive a Michigan winter?

Hi. I was wondering if there were any palm trees or palm tree look a likes that can survive a Michigan winter (continuous freezing temperatures for a few days or more). I'm looking for a tree that would not require covering it during light snow.
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Old May 21st, 2013, 01:39 PM
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A Windmill, Trachycarpus fortunei, is your best bet.

I have seen them unprotected in Vancouver and Victoria, Canada
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Old November 3rd, 2016, 05:50 PM
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+1!!! Give credit when due
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A Windmill, Trachycarpus fortunei, is your best bet.

I have seen them unprotected in Vancouver and Victoria, Canada
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Old March 2nd, 2019, 02:52 AM
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I have got the same problem. Winters in my country can be really difficult and ,I suppose every, palm would die. Now, I decided to grow few in my house. It is the best option for now.
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Tough up there for obvious reasons. There are some good indoor/outdoor palms that you can move in and out. Or build an enclosure over some hardy palms. Palm trees in Michigan
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Old November 26th, 2019, 08:23 AM
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Lightbulb Look alikes are the MACARTHUR V.S CHRISTMAS

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Hi. I was wondering if there were any palm trees or palm tree look a likes that can survive a Michigan winter (continuous freezing temperatures for a few days or more). I'm looking for a tree that would not require covering it during light snow.
The Christmas Palm and Macarthurs look alike I know the Macarthurs do well in Dallas by planting them in good soil with landscape lighting for temp control at night. You can always move your palm inside for the winter and have any type of exotic palm that floats your boat. As far as Outside in the ground, year round in Michigan?.. Consider a palm that will be okay if it freezes. Needle's and Windmills are die hard and you wont ever need to bring them inside.

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Old March 10th, 2020, 11:30 AM
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Hi. I was wondering if there were any palm trees or palm tree look a likes that can survive a Michigan winter (continuous freezing temperatures for a few days or more). I'm looking for a tree that would not require covering it during light snow.
I was just posting about the Lipstick Palm I have in Pennsylvania. You can have any palm tree anywhere. You don't want to put most palm trees outside until the temps go above 60 which for me in Bloomsburg PA is around May/June. You want to make sure it has enough water by touching the soil and keeping it moist,(not totally drenched.)
Most palms need enough sunlight and I think that's a lot of peoples miss this step. All you need for it survive through the cold months is a grow light and if your like me a timer for the grow light. I don't leave it on for more than a few hours a day. I set mine to shut off after 3hrs and that works just fine. Test it out for yourself if the fronds start to yellow, you need more light etc. I guess the type of palm you have might need more or less light a day. Also, make sure you have the right fertilizer for your palms don't just put anything that say's fertilizer. I have the Lipstick palm so Im using an 8-2-12 slow release and it works great. Theres all different types of fertilizers for all types of plants so if your not sure use something that is for palms thats just my personal opinion.
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Old March 18th, 2020, 11:23 AM
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+1!!! Give credit when due
I like the Kentia palm(howea forsteriana) and bamboo palm (chamaedorea seifrizii) dont need sunlight so they are perfect house plants to keep indoors and filter dust.
people in Columbia county can get palms to do the work!
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