Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
Aidandp

Could a queen palm grow in Julian, Ca

Recommended Posts

Aidandp

Just wondering, according to plantmaps it is zone 8b-9a

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
JLM

I dont see any palms on google maps there, so probably not. Im not very familiar with California climate, so someone from that area could give much better input. Welcome to PT!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
ahosey01
1 hour ago, Aidandp said:

Just wondering, according to plantmaps it is zone 8b-9a

Most likely not.  Yall are high up there and I know you get some fairly significant snows on occasion.

You could probably try a Brahea species - armata or something.  You might have luck with that.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
climate change virginia

possibly California is dry cold

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Teegurr
1 hour ago, climate change virginia said:

possibly California is dry cold

They get a bunch of snow there in the winter. I guess maybe when it gets REALLY cold it's usually dry?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Chris Chance

I would definitely think they don't have a chance long term. The fact there's snow up at that elevation alone says a lot. I went up there years ago in the winter and it was a high of 40 with snow on the ground. I believe queens wouldn't make it through that kind of cold without bud damage and fungal issues. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
James760

Probably not long term but you could probably get 10-15 years? I'm zone 8b in the High Desert & your winter average lows are higher than mine, so that's a plus! We have Queens in the area ( Victorville, Hesperia) that have been around almost 10 years & 1 I know personally survived 2007 temperature of 12-13f. 

Palmdale & Lancaster (zone 8b as well ) have a ton growing there too.

Snows not really an issue per se. We get a dusting & up to an inch or 2 every year with significant amounts every 5-10 years. 

Just plant in a sunny spot, especially where they get morning sun on winter days. 

 

I just realized your 1000ft higher than me... I still think you could get some years growth but you lack extreme heat durning summer which would allow you more optimal growth to push through winter. Just an observation. 

Edited by James760
  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
BigWaveDav3

Perhaps a Mule Palm instead? 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Chris Chance

I'm looking at the radar and it's snowing there now and supposed to also tomorrow with a low of 24. Even a mule would have a better chance but in the mountain areas like that I would stick with ultra cold hardy palms or grow nice looking pines.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this  

  • Similar Content

    • GregVirginia7
      By GregVirginia7
      So is my Trachy a boy? Pictures aren’t that great but flowers are very yellow...still hoping to see a hermaphroditic flower spike since my other Trachy is very young, has years to go till it flowers and I have no idea if it’s male or female...I know that would be a very rare occurrence but that would be interesting...
    • GregVirginia7
      By GregVirginia7
      Trachy pushing around 12-flower spikes this spring...I have no other Trachy’s of flower age yet so this is the only one in the immediate area...does the process of flowering sap energy from the palm that would otherwise be used to push fronds and height? Also, in the off-chance my Trachy is both sexes, should I just let the flower spikes form and see what happens? Last year was the first time it flowered but I hacked them off thinking they were a waste of time and energy for the poor, lonely Trachy, but wondering now what the chances are of it flowering with both parents in mind...most of the spike’s pods are beginning to burst out in flower while several others are just emerging about 2+ weeks behind the others...is that an indication of anything...suggestions or info.?
    • teddytn
      By teddytn
      I started these three rostratas from seed in 2014, at that point I was in the hunt for any cool looking plants that would survive in Tennessee. I had no idea if they would survive long term, but so far they have shown no winter damage over the years. Thought I would share some pics! The first pic is in 2015 when I planted them and the most recent is from last week.











    • teddytn
      By teddytn
      Hoping anyone growing these can help. I’m picking up 2-5 gallon sabal Louisiana soon, just curious what everyone’s actual experience with them are. Are they just as cold hardy as sabal minor? Do they need to be protected in bad winters? Prone to spear pull? Thanks in advance!!
    • GregVirginia7
      By GregVirginia7
      Any ideas on what the ailment might be? Interior spears have a fair amount of yellow...one of the fronds that did open up is quite small and blotchy green and yellow...otherwise, the fronds exposed to the winter look great...I sprayed some copper fungicide this evening...tried giving the inner most spear a pull but the palm threatened to rip my hand to shreds...any experience with this specific malady??

×
×
  • Create New...