Re: OT: Majesty Palm
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- Subject: Re: OT: Majesty Palm
- From: Bill Shear <BILLS@hsc.edu>
- Date: Wed, 11 Feb 1998 07:46:10 -0700 (MST)
Tony Avent's Plant Delights nursery offers several palms of varying degrees
of hardiness. One of them, the needle palm (Raphidophora) is hardy here in
Virginia. A friend of mine has had one for years; it is now about 7 ft
tall. In very harsh winters, the younger fronds freeze but it quickly
comes back. Plant Delights also offers a number of SE USA native palms
that are hardy into Z7 and 8.
Supposedly the Chusan Palm (Trachycarpus?) is also quite hardy--native to N
China. This is more widely available.
Also, check local nurseries. When I lived in Gainesville, smaller local
operations offered palms, cycads, etc., that had been collected locally and
were thus well adapted to the region.
Department of Biology
Hampden-Sydney VA 23943