NC_Palms Posted February 28, 2019 Report Share Posted February 28, 2019 I think Serenoa repens is the most underrated palm grown in Eastern NC. I have noticed that this palm seems to perform better in our sandy soil and hot summer climate better than Trachycarpus fortunei since most Serenoa I have seen around here look better than the nearby Trachies. Otherwise, last November I visited the NC botanical gardens in Chapel Hill z7b and I was surprised to see the green variety of Serenoa repens surviving in the NC piedmont. Since then I planted the (slightly less hardy?) Serenoa repens "Cinerea" and it has been doing phenomenal here. I have heard that in extreme cold events, this palm will resprout from total defoliation. I think there are some Serenoa planted in Virginia Beach that came back after defoliation last January 2018. 2 Zone 8a Greenville, NC Zone 8b/9a Bluffton, SC Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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