Nov 30, 2015 11:20 am
I would like to plant two fan palms in pots in my backyard but I'm not sure which type would be best as there are a few different types and where I live we get quite bad frosts in winter so I need a hardy type that can handle being out in the weather in a cold climate part of the year, does anyone know which type of fan palms would be best suited for me?
Re: Fan palms3
Dec 05, 2015 12:02 pm
Your best bet after your online research of course is a visit to your local nursery. I'm sure they would have experience or at least point you in the right direction.
Any of the fan palms I've seen have been in a warm temperate to semi-tropical environment. I'm not sure how they would go in your local climate.
Are there any other types that you could maybe use instead?
Re: Fan palms4
Dec 05, 2015 12:24 pm
Thanks for the advice, stewie. I might do that as I will need to buy the palm tree`s from a nursery anyway so I may aswell ask their advice while I'm there. There aren't really any other palms I could use as I like the look of fan palms and I`ve got other types of palms in pots under my pergola but they cant handle being out in the open so I don't want more of that type for this particular spot. Thanks for the reply
Re: Fan palms5
Dec 05, 2015 4:25 pm
One in that family that may be OK is the Cabbage Tree Palm although it can get to a fair height. My parents had a few clumps of them growing on their acreage back in NZ and we used to get some pretty harsh frosts there. In a pot I'd assume that they would be restricted in size.
Re: Fan palms6
Dec 07, 2015 10:58 am
Thanks stewie I will look into those but I think I'm leaning more towards the windmill palm as they have a type of trunk that insulates the plant in cold weather and makes it more hardy and I prefer the look of them
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