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How "Rare" Is Your Palm Garden?
How "rare" is your palm garden for your area on a scale of 1 - 10 (1 being not rare, for example a ton of common palms planted in your area and 10 being extremely rare with many rare palms to your area)? Mine is about a 7 I would say, FOR MY AREA, The only "typical" palms that I have that even not many others plant here are Needle Palms and Windmill Palms. The rest are 2 Butia capitata, 1 Washingtonia robusta, 5 Mediterranean Fan Palms (suckers), and a ton of randomly scattered Sabal palmetto seedlings (still alive!).
Looking to get into citrus, questions on hardy varieties
So far Ive narrowed it down to:
Owari Satsuma Tree: Citrus reticulata 'Owari'
Nagami Kumquat: Fortunella margarita
I dont have a ton of space since Im using my best microclimate + greenhousing for Jan and Feb (will be built around the trees as they are going in the ground). I was originally going for a changsha but was told they werent very good, and this isnt about ornamental fruit as I want to eat from them. Any input on what Im looking at or other sweet varieties ( I know kumquats arent sweet lol) that are cold hardy. Also anyone know how tall and wide I can expect these to get? Thanks!
Palms on the Eastern Shore of Virginia?
Other than the occasional Windmill Palm, has anyone seen any other palm are the Eastern Shore of Virginia? The majority of the peninsula is 8a, so you would think there would be some palmettos somewhere, but where?!
Cycad for zone 7/8a?
Plants Delight Nursery claims that Cycas taitungensis is zone 7B but I don't really trust that. I'm on the border line and it gets cold but not too cold.
Why Do Madagascar Palms Have Some Cold Hardiness?
Why do some Madagascar palms, for example Bismarkia and Beccariophoenix alfredii, have some cold hardiness to them? They are not cold hardy in cooler zones like 8a/8b but they are cold hardy from where they come from. Most of Madagascar is north of the Tropic of Capricorn. Are they just like that? You would think that they would not be cold hardy at all.