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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 08-13-2013, 03:04 PM
 
Location: Mid Atlantic USA
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I doubt it. Palm trees need warm period, which Røst doesn't really get. It's likely growing apricot trees in Reykjavík. Despite it has warmer winter than Kharkiv (where there are a lot of apricot trees), it's virtually impossible.
I'm surprised you can grow apricot trees with your very cold winters. They flower pretty early in Spring and any frost will kill off the blossom, then no fruit that summer.
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Old 08-13-2013, 09:03 PM
 
Location: Melbourne Australia
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not a chance in hell.
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Old 03-29-2015, 09:06 AM
 
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It never goes above +14C even in summer and you are talking palm trees... Most palms love temps above +20C and they don't like to grow much below +12C. You're talking highs of +14C :-) That's torture of plants and should be illegal, as in death penalty :-) Well, unless you geo-engineer (chemtrails spraying) the hell of the Norwegian skies and create even more global warming, then you may be able to grow even coconut palms up there.
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Old 03-29-2015, 09:37 AM
 
Location: Shrewsbury UK
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Chusan palms have been grown on the Faroes, and Rost is similar. Rost is actually quite a bit drier than many oceanic climates that grow Chusans and other palms which might make up for the low light levels, they wouldnt rot so badly. May and June are so dry they surely get a decent amount of sun at that latitude.

I think it could.

Edit: Just googling around, and found reports of Chusans surviving in Reykjavik. Definitely could manage Rost if that's true.

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Old 03-29-2015, 10:49 AM
 
Location: Top of the South, NZ
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Chusan palms have been grown on the Faroes, and Rost is similar. Rost is actually quite a bit drier than many oceanic climates that grow Chusans and other palms which might make up for the low light levels, they wouldnt rot so badly. May and June are so dry they surely get a decent amount of sun at that latitude.

I think it could.

Edit: Just googling around, and found reports of Chusans surviving in Reykjavik. Definitely could manage Rost if that's true.
Any links to the palms in the Faroes and Reykjavik? I'm just finding reports of indoor ones.
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Old 03-29-2015, 03:20 PM
 
Location: Shrewsbury UK
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Any links to the palms in the Faroes and Reykjavik? I'm just finding reports of indoor ones.
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Old 03-30-2015, 11:35 AM
 
Location: Top of the South, NZ
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Thanks. Need the photos though. That's one thing I've never seen regarding palms in Reykjavik and the Faroes.
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Old 03-30-2015, 03:14 PM
 
Location: Finland
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Doesn't palm trees need a decent amount of heat to survive too? In Iceland and the Faroes even pine trees or birches take ages to grow.
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Old 03-30-2015, 07:03 PM
 
Location: St. Augustine, Florida
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the question is a bit too vague to answer simply. its like asking if cacti can grow in this climate. there are so many varieties of cacti I'm sure one would survive.

what do you mean by support? sure i think a few windmill and related palms would survive in this climate but thrive? I'd have to say no. i don't know of a single palm variety that would consider this climate ideal. so i would say naturalization is out of the question.

as someone mentioned in an earlier post, this is evil discussing the torture of plants like this lol.

i think of that movie where plants band together and release toxins that make all of us suicidal... (a few of you might know what i'm talking about)
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Old 03-30-2015, 09:38 PM
 
Location: Sydney, Australia
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Their "summers" barely reach 18C. A big no-no here.
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