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View Poll Results: In your opinion, do you think this climate could support palm trees?
Yes 5 14.29%
No 30 85.71%
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Old 08-10-2013, 04:54 PM
 
Location: Long Island/NYC
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Yeah, Windmills should be able to survive, they don't need as much warmth as most other palms. They actually slow down if it gets too warm for them.
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Old 08-10-2013, 05:14 PM
 
Location: White House, TN
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Windmill palms only, and maybe 10-15% would survive.
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Old 08-10-2013, 05:40 PM
 
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That's just crazy...Palm trees in the Arctic?
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Old 08-10-2013, 05:53 PM
 
Location: Perth, Western Australia
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I guess it's possible that a small palm tree could survive in Rost in a sheltered location, but unlikely that any variety of palm would thrive there. While the winters are quite mild there I think the palms would struggle to grow with little real warmth in summer.
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Old 08-10-2013, 06:05 PM
 
Location: In transition
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Of interest to note.. the summer days in Røst are only 4C colder than Eureka, CA plus in addition you have the benefit of 24 hour daylight. I wonder how this would affect palm growth...
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Old 08-10-2013, 06:05 PM
 
Location: Paris
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Yeah cold wouldn't be much of a concern, as I've seen healthy windmill palms in colder winter climates, but the anemic summers and lack of sun might be a problem. I don't know much about palms, guessed yes.
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Old 08-10-2013, 06:38 PM
 
Location: In transition
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Windmill palms have been proven to grow at 62°30'N at ålesund 600km to the south and only slightly warmer averages than Røst.
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Old 08-13-2013, 08:47 AM
 
Location: Finland
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Well, looking at the surroundings in google street view, only few trees seem to grow in gardens. Most is just barren grassland.
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Old 08-13-2013, 09:19 AM
 
Location: In transition
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Well, looking at the surroundings in google street view, only few trees seem to grow in gardens. Most is just barren grassland.
Maybe nobody tried windmill palms in Rost yet...
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Old 08-13-2013, 11:08 AM
 
Location: Top of the South, NZ
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I would say no. No season by itself would be too cold. but the climate over the year would almost certainly mean decline for any Windmill palm planted. Even if growth was possible, I doubt the plant would have enough resilience to withstand disease.
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