Hardy palm -20F

denis_5b(5b)January 20, 2006

Have you heard of Mazari Palm, wich is a trunk palm and it's suppose to be hardy to -20F, here is a link:

http://www.localharvest.org/store/item.jsp?id=2732

Here is a pic... maybe if it works:

[img]http://www.localharvest.org/images/cat/prod_9022_2732_l.jpg[/img]

So is anyone have tried and what do you think?

Cheers

Denis

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denis_5b(5b)
    Bookmark   January 20, 2006 at 6:34PM
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lazy_gardens

"Nannorrhops ritchieana"

Hardy to 24 degrees ... while that is below freezing, it's not the same as -20F.

That site specifies "USDA Zones 6b to 11. (Use of mulch or potted plant moved indoors will allow this palm to be grown in zones as low as 2b." Which is not the same as having it growing outside in Western Montana ...

    Bookmark   January 21, 2006 at 12:53PM
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cliff98(z6 OH)

The Mazari palm native to Iran comes from a region where rainfall is scarce, I mean real scarce. It's reported hardiness varies from upper-teens in wet winter climates to -20F in dry high desert climates that have the freak occurance of temperatures that low, but with average temperatures in the winter of highs in the low 50's and lows around 15F.
Don't be fooled by the zone scam. Zones only tell one factor and ignore the more important factors.

    Bookmark   January 21, 2006 at 8:45PM
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denis_5b(5b)

We often hear about hardy palm, but I never hear about that one, I was just wondering if anyone have tried that one! In my case, 5b Canadian, I can only hope for poted palm and entering them in the garage during winter time. The only thing about poting palm is that they don't grow as fast as in the ground.

Cheers

    Bookmark   January 23, 2006 at 12:02PM
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unautre(8B San Antonio TX)

Nannorrhops ritchieana is trunkless palm (or trunk below the soil), not commonly what people want for tropical look.

    Bookmark   February 5, 2006 at 3:48PM
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the_virginian(Zone 7 NoVA)

It will fry in the winter in both places. I won't even try it here in Virginia in Zone 7 because of the wet winter.

    Bookmark   March 3, 2006 at 11:11AM
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frmmi

Maybe they have a european source that told them -20C and they messed up and didnt convert it.

    Bookmark   April 12, 2006 at 5:56PM
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