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Old 03-13-2009, 06:42 PM
 
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Old 03-13-2009, 06:46 PM
 
Location: Pueblo - Colorado's Second City
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I live in Pueblo and would love to have palm trees. What do you think would be the best bet to survive a Pueblo winter?
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Old 03-14-2009, 10:42 AM
 
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I've seen one of those yucca 'rostratas?' downtown outside a building, but it doesn't really look very healthy.

I also saw a palm tree (the California kind? Not really familiar with the different kinds) close to I-70 and Colorado one time, but that thing was REALLY unhappy. Haven't been by there recently to see if it's still there. I love palm trees though.
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Old 03-16-2009, 12:10 AM
 
Location: Littleton, CO
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I was researching rare palms years ago, and found a vendor that sells all kinds. There was one really tall palm from India that I remember. It grows in the Himalayan foothills and is often seen near snow. Probably in a climate very similar to the front range. I was thinking of buying some and planting them here. How funny would that be?
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Old 10-17-2009, 11:26 PM
 
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Default Spring Creek, Nevada Windmill Palms.

I live in Spring Creek, Nevada a zone 6 for growing plants.It is in the northern part of the state apprx 300 miles north of Las Vegas and 290 miles east of Reno,NV. I have a Windmill Palm and has grown since last winter 08 here.It came here from Southern Arizona and put it in last December and made it just fine. Plan to plant approx 6 more this late winter. It is still green on the frawns. It got a little brown from frost but most of the leaves remained in tack. The weather can dip to -10-15 F at coldest time.Coldest we got was approx -17 last year. So yes these palms can grow here. Bubble wrap the trunks for winter.
Any of you interested hope this helps best cold weather palm ever. Love it.
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Old 10-18-2009, 08:59 AM
 
Location: Golden, CO
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There are FAKE life-sized palm trees next to the Ink Coffee in Cherry Creek.
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Old 10-18-2009, 04:16 PM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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I seriously hope palm trees are not an up and coming trend in Colorado. Personally I find them ugly, unproductive, messy and invasive. They are also a constant reminder of places like California and Florida...two places near the bottom of my "nice places to live (or visit)" list.
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Old 10-19-2009, 11:49 AM
 
Location: Littleton, CO
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I seriously hope palm trees are not an up and coming trend in Colorado. Personally I find them ugly, unproductive, messy and invasive. They are also a constant reminder of places like California and Florida...two places near the bottom of my "nice places to live (or visit)" list.
I wouldn't worry about that too much, LOL! I disagree with your description of palm trees, though. How are coconut and date palms unproductive? Invasive? The only palms that are widespread in Florida are the native palmettos. You are definitely in the right state if you hate palm trees, though.
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Old 01-26-2010, 05:19 PM
 
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I once knew a guy who planted a Sabal palm and in and amongst white hoagies which were used to keep out the wind. The snow didn't bother it but the cold was pretty tough on the little fellow and it burst its leaves one really bitter February freeze. Now here's the thing. He took away the hoagies thinking that his palm was dead. But sure enough. Come April there she blows. All hail and mighty a big bastard of a leaf a growin out as sure as ferrets. Then another and soon, you got yourself a palm tree there sparky. How about that!
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Old 01-27-2010, 07:09 PM
 
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I grew a royal palm from seeds into a decent sized plant over time and then placed it outside and it survived for two years. Turned out summer was worse for it than winter.
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