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Old 06-15-2018, 08:00 PM
 
Location: 76131
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I was just wondering what the Northern most documented cases of surviving palm trees within the state of Texas, so I would greatly appreciate anyone on the gardening forum who also happens to live in the state of Texas as to how far north in the state of Texas that there has been successful cultivation of any type of palm tree, cold hardy or more frost tender. Thanks for all input on this topic of discussion.
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Old 06-17-2018, 09:10 AM
 
Location: Hurst, Texas USA
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I am in the Dallas / Fort Worth Area. Most palms sold locally can withstand cold temperatures but back in February of 2011, we dropped to the single digits and that caught some marginal palms by surprise. Some of the best performers that I saw west of DFW Airport: Needle palm (it is hardy to a few degrees below zero); Texas Sabal Palm (hardy to around 10F); Japanese windmill palm (hardy to around 5F). The first one grows more like a shrub than a palm.
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Old 06-17-2018, 09:48 AM
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Location: Norwich, UK
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Surely you can grow butia, trachycarpus or date palms there? They are very cold hardy.
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Old 06-19-2018, 10:07 AM
 
Location: North Idaho
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Palm trees grow in Portland Oregon. I can't imagine it getting too cold in Texas for Palm trees.
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Old 06-20-2018, 10:33 AM
 
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cycad, although not a palm, can grow in DFW area.
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Old 06-22-2018, 09:20 PM
 
Location: South Padre Island, TX
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The Panhandle is USDA zone 6, which should handle cold hardy needle palms and the like.
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Old 06-23-2018, 04:37 AM
 
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But no Coconuts but maybe the south tip of TX.
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Old 06-26-2018, 09:52 PM
 
Location: 76131
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In other words, even the panhandle of Texas is able to grow subtropical flora such as palm trees.
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Old Today, 07:37 AM
 
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The Panhandle is USDA zone 6, which should handle cold hardy needle palms and the like.
Zone 6 goes down to -10 in winter. I doubt anything but maybe a needle palm will survive there and that's iffy. Some palms might survive depending on how many days in a row it gets really cold, but they'll end up looking like crap the rest of the year. When most people talk about wanting palms, they want palm trees with some kind of trunk, not palm trees that look like scrubby shrubs.
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