Palms with REAL zone protections

Heather Koch
Fri, 01 May 2015 11:20:00 PDT
I am on the flatter side of Asheville, nc. (Elevation 2400) I tried the Rhapidophyllum.  But with no success. It was probably too small to start.  A large one for planting is hard to find.  Thank you

On May 1, 2015, at 7:13 AM, Jim McKenney <> wrote:

> Where are you, Heather?You asked about palm trees. I don't know of any palm trees which are reliable outside here in the greater Washington, D.C. area. But the trunkless sorts often persist indefinitely. 
> Here on the east coast, hystrix has the best survival record that I'm aware of. Some of the trunkless Sabal might be even hardier. 
> I've had Rhapidophyllum outside for decades. I've also had Trachycarpus fortunei outside for decades, but it is in a very protected place and has no above-ground trunk to speak of.
> Jim McKenneyMontgomery County, Maryland, USA, USDA zone 7, not exactly palm country. 
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