1994-2014 Hardy Trachycarpus in Northern Virginia Anniversary
The much vaunted Sterling, Virginia Trachycarpus fortunei (Windmill Palm) will have its 20th anniversary next April 2014 for being in the ground unprotected. It has been through several subzero and single digit temperatures (F) some around -10F. The palm was measured this past August by the Virginia Palm Society and is 25 and a half feet tall with about 21 feet of clear trunk. It is now above the roof line of the house where it is planted. The VPS will sponsor an anniversary ceremony next April. Stay tuned!