Trachycarpus Fortunei grows in Brooklyn New York
Hey palm fans. The Brooklyn Botanic Garden in New York City has been growing the Fortunei palm in the ground for the past 10 years with good success. New York City is zone 7A so I believe the Fortunei is a reliable palm for New York City. Since New York City is zone 7A, I am so surprised that I don't see palms in people's yards in the city. This is a great palm opportunity for New York City.
Other reliable zone 7 palms include Trachycarpus Takil, Wagnerianius, needle palm, sabal minor, (Pindo Palm & Cabbage palm - marginal), and I'm sure there are others.
here's the link:http://www.bbg.org/cgi/bgbase/detail.cgi?950404
Here is a link that might be useful: Fortunei at Brooklyn Botanic Garden