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Hi guys i am tempted to buy  another hardy palm perhaps one of the trachycarpus variety but i heared from a few friends saying there is no point in buying palms as winter is closing in.

I know trachy is a winter hardy palm so would it be better to buy one now or wait until spring.

I rather ask you guys as you know more about this stuff than i.

your thoughts?

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go ahead and buy one now and put it in your garage to over winter it. when spring comes along put it in the ground. you will have a nice head start on your planting season.

Carlsbad, California Zone 10 B on the hill (402 ft. elevation)

Sunset zone 24

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If you live in San Diego like myself do you still need to put in garage? I have about 25 1-5ga palms growing in my covered patio.  It's just covered from sun.  Would they not wither away from lack of sun light ? I live in clairemont about 5 miles from mission bay.  Wondering if I should move them? I didn't build a greenhouse like I wanted. 

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I'd plant a Trachycarpus fortunei in autumn in San Diego no worries. The plant would most probably benifit from the cooler conditions getting plenty of roots down before hot weather returns.

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Jimhardy, (palm talk member) has planted them as late as November in my neighboring state of Iowa...but he protects them too.

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Brian,

In your area, I would plant them now. Your winter lows won't hit for a couple of months and the mild fall weather will allow some good root growth. I am in Northern CA and still planting, although the window appears to be closing here. Unless you are planting ultra zone pushing tropicals, go for it!

John Case

Brentwood CA

Owner and curator of Hana Keu Garden

USDA Zone 9b more or less, Sunset Zone 14 in winter 9 in summer

"Its always exciting the first time you save the world. Its a real thrill!"

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We plant trachycarpus, butia and brahea right up to Halloween here in 8a/8b texas, but we're still in the 70-80s most of November. 

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Your winters are milder than mine and I plant trachy’s all year, but I plant 5 gallon size.

On the other hand if a seedling can handle 8a winter with no protection than you really have nothing to worry about.  Plant now. 

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Planting now will be beneficial because the soil remains warm and the air is/should be cool. Perfect for root growth. 

Los Angeles, CA and Myrtle Beach, SC.

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can i keep my trachycarpus fortunei indoors its about 4 foot in height thats including 30cm of trunk and the crown,as i just recieved it andi found out that  i am moving home soon and i do not want to plant it outside as i am getting stuff ready? then soon as i move it goes in my own backyard.

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How cold do you get and when do you get it?

 

T. fortune is a pretty cold hardy tree....if you stay above 25 Degrees F, it should be fine outdoors, I think.

John Case

Brentwood CA

Owner and curator of Hana Keu Garden

USDA Zone 9b more or less, Sunset Zone 14 in winter 9 in summer

"Its always exciting the first time you save the world. Its a real thrill!"

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