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7 Gal. Windmill Palm on Zone 7a/7b Boarder Questions

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I have a 7 Gal. Windmill Palm I will be planting this weekend and I am on the border of zone 7a/7b. Do you think it will need protection once established? 

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NorCalKing
1 hour ago, PalmTreeDude said:

I have a 7 Gal. Windmill Palm I will be planting this weekend and I am on the border of zone 7a/7b. Do you think it will need protection once established? 

I'd think you'd certainly need to give it some protection for the first few years until it gets established. Although I'm sure it would survive fine, you want to give it a strong start in my opinion.

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PalmTreeDude

Ok, thank you.

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Mr.SamuraiSword

Use christmas lights and burlap sacks.  never be like the virginia beach people who just put a slab o' dirt on the palms and expect it to survive the elements.

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rice

I've never protected mine..make sure you dig a nice hole enriching your soil if needed to give it optimum conditions. I would just mulch heavily around the roots before winter arrives.. As long as the roots don't freeze there's not much to worry.

cheers

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Las Palmas Norte

Cold temps on the low end of your 7a/7b will fry fronds. Amount of damage depends on the cold duration. As long as the center growth point isn't killed, it should re-grow. I have seen some in that zone range die after cold while others survived.

Cheers, Barrie.

 

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TexasColdHardyPalms

7g size will still spear pull easily. try to keep frozen precipitation out of the crown.

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PalmTreeDude

Ok, thank you. And @Mr.SamuraiSword I have friends in VA beach who got palms small (Sabal Palmetto) and planted them in early Spring and never protected them ever. They never get a frond burnt on them either. They have been in ground for about 5 years now. They are about 1 mile inland so they don't get the brutal winds but they still get the warm costal climate.

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