New York City is a high end zone 7b, cold hardy palms are very rare, but they’re there if you know where to look. Tropical palms, however, are all over the place during the warmer months.
Sabal minor growing out in the open in Tompkins Square Park in Manhattan:
It’s flowering, hopefully it seeds so I can grab them all lol, anyone want a Manhattan Minor?
I am planting a Trachycarpus Nainital in my pool area. My question is, how far from the trunk will the roots grow? I want to leave enough room from the cement decking and some of the underground pipes that make the pool work. Also I don't want to be planting annuals too close to the trachy and disturbing the trachy roots when I lift annuals for the winter.
Also I have very well-draining clay (sounds odd I know). Any thoughts on what medium I should plant in? Just the native soil/clay. Native clay emended with garden soil/humus? vermiculite? builders' sand? Are there really 10 different ideas all of which work pretty much the same?
Sabal ‘Louisiana’ #1
This little guy is growing slowly but surely. The spear in the middle is starting to make itself more prominent.
I have several more of these than I anticipated on having, and more than my needs. Seeds sown from pure strain, hand pollinated by Jeff St Gelias of the PNW Palm Society In British Columbia.
I am looking for anybody who would like to give this palm a try, yours for the price of shipping. I do not have certs so it needs to be USA only, sorry.
Can send bare root to save on shipping or in the current pots. The locusts like to feed on these, so watch out for that.
PM if interested. The access will likely be guerilla planted.
I am planting several Trachycarpus fortunei (and maybe a takil). I have read everything from, plant in full sun, to plant in afternoon shade, to prefers shade but tolerates sun. I am looking for advice on where to plant the Trachy's. I am in 7a in Maryland north of DC. Humid hot summers, cold wet winters and a micro climate with a min temp that may be a bit colder than 5F. Any experience with siting Trachy's in these conditions would be greatly appreciated.