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My palms zone 8a (northern France)

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ghostorchid77

I go here very often but I never posted. Then I start and present you my little collection and atmosphere of my garden which is very young. I'm here since 2008, the land was not much raised. It is quite windy. Regarding climate, summer is short enough, the seasons of spring and autumn long enough in winter and against a slightly cooler period fall and spring. I'm in a degraded oceanic climate (equivalence zone 8a). 1650 hours of sunshine per year.

Gingers (Hedychium, Roscoea auriculata, Colocasia Pink China, Musa Basjoo)

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Hedychium yunnanense (august)

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Sabal palmetto (plantation 2012)

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Rhapidophyllum hystrix (needle palm) - plantation 2012

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Mediterranean plants

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Trachycarpus fortunei

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The same close-up

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Sabal minor (dwarf palmetto) - Planting late August

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Xeric plants (Yucca rostrata, baccata, prickly pear, Chollas, Echinocereus, Salvia azurea, Echinacea, Oneothera..)

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All in the garden

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Winter January 2013 Brrrrr....

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In the garden of my parents 70 miles south of home (palms: Sabal minor and bermudana, needle palm, Cycas revoluta, Yucca aloifolia)

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Kailua_Krish

Looks nice!

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ghostorchid77

Thank's,

I am far from the gardens of South Florida or California!

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Grasswing

Very nice pictures!

I am considering about buying Rhapidophyllum, how much he can survive?

Kindest regards

Andrew

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Milos Srejic

Your garden looks great! Thanks for posting pictures.

Milos

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ghostorchid77

Needle palm -4°F (-20°c). Here my parents it is still there after suffering 1.39°F (-17 °C).

it is more resistant but it is slow growing.

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Brahea Axel

Nice looking palms. You should try some brahea too.

I am trying to grow sabal minor but it doesn't seem happy here.

Are you in Normandie? I grow a bunch of cider apples from Normandie in our garden alongside my palms. Only trouble is they ripen here in August in our California heat instead of November so we do our juice pressing in the summer.

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Hammer

Your garden looks very very nice. Please keep posting. Your pictures are excellent. A very nice blend of up close shots and shots of the overall garden. It will be fun to watch your garden develop over the years.

By the way, I have heard reports of the Needle Palm surviving even colder temps than you mentioned.

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_Keith

Great effort. Growing palms in Hawaii and Florida is comparatively easy, growing palms in Northern France is an art all to itself.

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Yes palm resists needle palm normally colder. But I remain cautious about our European climatic conditions. Here the warm period is much shorter than you. We have a lot of moisture in winter. This is very detrimental to many exotic plants.
I'm glad you like it.
Yes Keih, it is true that here, is a real challenge.
No Axel, I'm not in Normandy. I'm 40 miles north of Paris and my department touches the Normandy region. But my climate is much drier and a little colder. By cons I have very good apple in my jardin but not to make cider, damage I love it.

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A picture of the garden last year in September. There has been a lot of changes since then and new mass created.

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Dasylirion wheelerii

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Yucca nana and Opuntia 'Cheyenne' (Complex polyacantha)

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A more conventional planting shrubs with acid soil (Rhodies and Ericaceous)

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Rhododendron yakushimanum

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Roscoea auriculata

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Garden in the mist, late August 2013, autumn is not far.

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doranakandawatta

superbe! Merci!

Nice pictures of very interesting collection for a garden which doesn't get such a mild climate!

Do you have Yucca baccata too?

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ghostorchid77

Yes I have several varieties of Yucca baccata. It's very hardy here. Sometimes some tasks ennhiver because of moisture but otherwise no complaints. By cons I have more trouble with Yucca rostrata . My average climate is siuvent a disadvantage but it also allows can grow different things with quite different needs, wet or dry.

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markotb

Nice palms, all best :D

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ghostorchid77

Thank you marko

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AlekLO
Beautiful garden .. The effort is seen ..

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ghostorchid77

This is only the beginning ! The garden is very young . I am just beginning to understand how it works, its micro climate, its advantages and disadvantages

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Sabal Steve

Very nice. A quick note - your Sabal Palmettos should grow moderately slow there, but they can get quite large and might damage that well that they are planted near.

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Alicehunter2000

Would Jubea or Butia work there?

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