Trachycarpus Fortunei aka windmill palm. Extremely cold hardy fan palm originating from the himalayas growing at 8,000 ft in elevation. Trunk is covered with matted fibres helping to insulate it. In its native environment palm lives through(thru) snowy conditions and sub-zero weather. This palm is growing in the Brooklyn botanical gardens with just clear plastic as its winter protection.
Trachycarpus fortunei- aka Windmill Palm-Cold hardy palm originating from the Himalayas, growing at 8,000 feet in native habitat often snow covered, this palm has a hairy trunk with a fibrous appearance helping to insulate it.
A cold hardy palm variety originating from the Himalayan mountains of China, growing at 8000 ft. Often snow covered in its native habitat, this palm has waxy fan shaped leaves and a hairy fibrous trunk that helps insulate it.
This windmill palm is usually 4-5 feet tall and the next size up is the big 45 Gal., 5-6 feet OA. This pal, originates from the Himalayan mountains of China where it snows and gets to sub-zero. It grows at 8,000 ft. in elevation. This palm has a hairy fibrous trunk helping to insulate it and making it a true hardy specimen.
This Palm is native to the mountains of China and takes very cold temps. Can handle -30 C. with the right winter protection. It is possible to grow this palm in zone 4 but there will be some work to protect it for the winter.
Grows to 5-6 ft OA.
This palm has 6 ft. of clear trunk and is 10 ft. in OA. It originates from the Himalayas growing at 8000 ft. where it snows regularly. This palm has a fibrous trunk that looks a bit like burlap which helps insulate it.
This one has 7 ft. CT and is 11 ft. OA. It is from the Himalayan mountains growing at 8000 ft. where it is often snow covered. This palm tree variety is great for the experimental gardener. Zone 7 palm with little or no protection and lives in colder areas with winter protection.
Needle palm, sometimes called the porcupine palm is native to the southeastern United States. Some say it is hardy to -20 F. This is a shrub like palm with suckers at the base. Hardy all day long in zone 6, USA. Does well in Montreal, Canada, zone 5B with protection.
It is a shrub like palm native to the southeastern United States. This palm is hardy down to -20F some say. USA zone 6 and this palm grows well with protection in Montreal, Canada in zone 5B.