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palmtrees in Western Europe

Starbuck pmdlandarch at earthlink.net
Sat Sep 4 13:10:30 EST 1999

>>>can someone tell me if they will make a chance?<<<

Phoenix dactylifera is relatively cold hardy so far as palms go.  They will
withstand a short term freeze (only two to three days below 0 degrees
celsius).  Plant in 100% sand with good to excessive drainage, full sun 12
hours a day, and supplement with magnesium.  To protect during colder
weather you can cover them with a tent made from blankets, cardboard sheets,
or "foamcore" boards on the coldest nights, and heat with light bulbs or a
"smudge pot".  (Outdoor kerosene heater).

Good luck.

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