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Old 10-22-2008, 04:01 PM
 
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There are several windmill palm trees growing in the Stanford, KY area. The owner bought them in Mississippi. These palms are about 6 feet tall and are planted on the south facing side of his brick home. I first noticed them while driving down the street in Feb. 07 they are still there and doing well.
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Old 10-24-2008, 10:38 PM
 
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I guess my Windmill palm has reached its "peak" this year since we finally had our first frost of the season the other day. It was a light one though.

Here is a photo I took tonight of it. It did very well this year.

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Old 10-25-2008, 08:09 PM
 
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i have 2, (3 foot) windmill palm tree grew in the ground of cape ann (MASS) area where i live near the coast. i live in ZONE 6b, winter temperature tend in the 30s. do NOT water it in the winter at all because the root will freeze and not going to able to survive. the windmill, i put in the ground since may '08 and it survives great. do not put in the ground too deep... it will ROT and dont overwater the windmill palm. it will die... leave it as when the rain comes naturally and will be fine. and its october already soon november and we have one lowest temperature is 28* at night.. and it has no problem. give them some nutrition such as plant food and palm spikes and we dont get frost and freeze yet likely until mid-late november.

HOPEFULLY it will survive through the winter

thanks.

PS: if my windmill survive through the winter all Mass. coast should have those windmill palm tree to give tropical look!
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Old 10-25-2008, 08:14 PM
 
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hello, did you get the deep freeze much, way lower than 30 degrees that windmill palm gone through? how did it go?

just wondering.

thanks.
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Old 10-25-2008, 08:26 PM
 
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hello, did you get the deep freeze much, way lower than 30 degrees that windmill palm gone through? how did it go?

just wondering.

thanks.
Mine has endured temperatures as cold as 13, with no problems. Of course, this low was well below our coldest average low.
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Old 10-25-2008, 09:23 PM
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Mine has endured temperatures as cold as 13, with no problems. Of course, this low was well below our coldest average low.
It's amazing that you can grow those as far north as Tennessee. And with proper care, the older it is, the more it can survive.
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Old 10-26-2008, 12:24 PM
 
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This winter could be VERY cold across much of the eastern US. This will be a true test to see if the windmill palms will survive. Just remember that east Tennessee has seen low temperatures colder than -20F in the not too distant past.
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Old 10-27-2008, 09:55 PM
 
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This winter could be VERY cold across much of the eastern US. This will be a true test to see if the windmill palms will survive. Just remember that east Tennessee has seen low temperatures colder than -20F in the not too distant past.

Yep... in 1985. I think they would be OK though... even areas in north Florida dropped below 0 that year. I guess we will see.
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Old 10-28-2008, 12:01 PM
 
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As I have said before, I have seen them in the Italian Alps. Twenty feet hight and covered with snow. I wished I had taken a picture as I could make a great Xmas card out of it. Over a time of 7 years, I saw the same tree in Summer and Winter and it gets cold up in the Alps.

Anyway, I just mulsched and built a small protection cage for my newest addition, a Sabal Louisiana.
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Old 10-28-2008, 12:49 PM
 
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As I have said before, I have seen them in the Italian Alps. Twenty feet hight and covered with snow. I wished I had taken a picture as I could make a great Xmas card out of it. Over a time of 7 years, I saw the same tree in Summer and Winter and it gets cold up in the Alps.

Anyway, I just mulsched and built a small protection cage for my newest addition, a Sabal Louisiana.
That sounds interesting However, they would grow in the mountains naturally if the climate supported it I am a fan of spruce trees
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