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Why not too many hardy palms in virginia

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Hi I have always wondered why do landscapers/homeowners in Virginia not grow hardy palms like trachycarpus fortunei or sabal minors and needles maybey even filibustas and palmettos with protection. I know one of my neighbors grow bananas(I think thats what it is) and elephant ears. another has palms in pots. Thanks.

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PalmTreeDude

Not a lot of people know that there are hardy palm species that can survive in Virginia. 

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NC_Palm_Enthusiast

In addition to what @PalmTreeDude said, a lot of people seem to be convinced that palms only belong at the beach. There are many areas in the inland Southeast that have great potential for certain palm species, but many people seem to be opposed to their presence for whatever reason. At least that has been my experience 

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climate change virginia

man people need to know there are hardy palms that survive

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PalmatierMeg

Many people are not willing to invest money and time in doing what it takes to maintain a garden of any type. My late Dad kept immaculate rock gardens throughout the growing season. Every year he won the neighborhood garden club best garden award even though he never entered and didn't belong to the club. He felt more annoyed than honored when handed his annual certificate. Truth is, most adults are distracted by work, family and current events to consider whether they could grow a palm. Sad but true. And many people don't want to spend time, money and energy working in the yard at all much less go out into the cold to protect any palms. We have over a 1/2 acre planted with palms and tropical trees. People stop by to ask us about our gardens and take a tour. They tell us how beautiful the yard is and how it inspires and makes them happy.

But then they say, "Better you than me." Happiness and inspiration don't extend to planting palms in their own yards.

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climate change virginia

Man I never thought about it that way.

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