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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, 03:02 PM
 
Location: Vancouver, BC
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I am wondering what your opinion is on this.
Do you think the following climate Røst - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia could support palm trees (say Windmill palm)? I think it's in hardiness zone 8a.

Why or why not?
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Old 08-10-2013, 03:29 PM
 
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I'm sure that if palms were grown there, they would be very short. A certain kind of palm can be grown in Iceland at 65N, so they probably can be grown in Rost. Iceland is colder than Rost too. The only way to find out is to go there and plant a palm.
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Old 08-10-2013, 03:32 PM
 
Location: Vancouver, BC
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Røst is north of the arctic circle... to think that palms can be grown in the arctic!

Imagine watching the northern lights or the midnight sun under a windmill palm... what a surreal experience that would be!
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Old 08-10-2013, 03:56 PM
 
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Wouldn't be easy.
Not sure if palms would like minimal sun of arctic winter?
If any palm could handle it would be a Windmill. They are very hardy.
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Old 08-10-2013, 04:00 PM
 
Location: North West Northern Ireland.
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Absolutely not.
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Old 08-10-2013, 04:01 PM
 
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Rost can grow palm trees as well as you can ski in miami! Palm trees need SUN and warmth. Rost may have mild winters for its latitude, but those summers are too anemic to grow roses, let alone palms.

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Old 08-10-2013, 04:16 PM
 
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Too little sunshine in the winter. And not much any other time of the year either, not with sunshine hours at or under 1000.
Not only could palms not grow here (not without a lot of help), FV couldn't either.
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Old 08-10-2013, 04:23 PM
 
Location: Vancouver, BC
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So palms have a minimum sunshine threshold in winter... who would have thought
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Old 08-10-2013, 04:57 PM
 
Location: Yorkshire, England
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Surely palms need at least some summer warmth for a decent length of time to thrive, regardless of how mild the winters are? My guess would be No because of the weak summers rather than the winters.
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Old 08-10-2013, 05:13 PM
 
Location: Kharkiv, Ukraine
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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.
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