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Old Posted Mar 27, 2013, 12:17 PM
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I think 2 months (Jan & Feb) winter protection is all it needs for Windmill palms; But practically I wouldn't want to "winterize" the palms on Dec 31 and "summerize" them on Mar 1. Hence it's back to square one, i.e. winterize them at end of Nov !
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Old Posted Mar 29, 2013, 9:09 AM
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I live in Vancouver but I don't think I've ever driven down this street so this photo from flar's thread surprised me:


Richmond, BC. Photo by flar
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Old Posted Apr 6, 2013, 1:47 AM
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In Tsawwassen there are palms on ever 2nd 3rd persons's house.
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Old Posted Apr 16, 2013, 6:57 PM
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I just found a Mexican Fan Palm here in Van!!
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Old Posted Apr 17, 2013, 12:10 AM
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I just found a Mexican Fan Palm here in Van!!
Did you take any pictures by any chance ?
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Old Posted Apr 17, 2013, 12:38 AM
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Old Posted Apr 17, 2013, 5:26 AM
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No but I will, it's right next to my buddy's house maybe 5-6 feet no protection though.
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Old Posted Apr 17, 2013, 6:10 AM
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I live in Vancouver but I don't think I've ever driven down this street so this photo from flar's thread surprised me:


Richmond, BC. Photo by flar

It's Westminster Highway in Richmond, but those trees may be relatively new:

Here it is on streetview:
http://goo.gl/maps/YwWNh
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Old Posted Apr 18, 2013, 3:16 AM
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It's Westminster Highway in Richmond, but those trees may be relatively new:

Here it is on streetview:
http://goo.gl/maps/YwWNh
There are plenty in Tsawwassen.
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Old Posted May 15, 2013, 12:41 PM
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I love seeing the palms in Canada! Gives a bit of diversity to the botany of the country and shakes up people's expectations of a freezing country with no variation in weather. I know it's considered virtually impossible, but there is a man growing palms that have adapted to much colder climates and I believe he has planted them in his garden in Montreal - they have been there for a decade! If it ever becomes possible to plant them in the parts of Canada that get well below 0 in winter, then I'd love to have them planted in parts of Toronto.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montre...alm-trees.html
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I love seeing the palms in Canada! Gives a bit of diversity to the botany of the country and shakes up people's expectations of a freezing country with no variation in weather. I know it's considered virtually impossible, but there is a man growing palms that have adapted to much colder climates and I believe he has planted them in his garden in Montreal - they have been there for a decade! If it ever becomes possible to plant them in the parts of Canada that get well below 0 in winter, then I'd love to have them planted in parts of Toronto.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montre...alm-trees.html
Intersting sparsky, thanks for the link!

That guy is in NDG which is flatter than its eastern neighbor Westmount, at least the upper reaches of Mount Royal, which happens to be a microclimate.
I think a lot of gardens there have a better chance at growing some exotics due to southern exposure.
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Intersting sparsky, thanks for the link!

That guy is in NDG which is flatter than its eastern neighbor Westmount, at least the upper reaches of Mount Royal, which happens to be a microclimate.
I think a lot of gardens there have a better chance at growing some exotics due to southern exposure.
That is true. However, I think it's great he is 'engineering' them to be able to adapt to these much colder climates. I love the idea of more of them in Canada!
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Especially some tropical ones.
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Old Posted May 18, 2013, 6:11 AM
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Certainly the tropical ones, it's something this country needs more of, I love them. Even NYC, which is a stone's throw away from Toronto, has its share of palms (indoor atriums and outdoor ones brought out in summer).
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This might be of interest:

http://nypalms.com/
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New york winters, especially Long Island, are considerably warmer than even Windsor Ontario.

Those look to be windmill palm, the same we have in BC that also now grow from seeds produced by tree grown here. Some even seed themselves now.
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Old Posted Oct 22, 2013, 10:56 PM
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I love seeing the palms in Canada! Gives a bit of diversity to the botany of the country and shakes up people's expectations of a freezing country with no variation in weather. I know it's considered virtually impossible, but there is a man growing palms that have adapted to much colder climates and I believe he has planted them in his garden in Montreal - they have been there for a decade! If it ever becomes possible to plant them in the parts of Canada that get well below 0 in winter, then I'd love to have them planted in parts of Toronto.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montre...alm-trees.html
I am hoping to see windmill palms in Toronto too.
Part of Toronto: Zone 6b
With southern exposure: 7a or 7b
With some TLC: Success !

I think the Niagara region has the best chance to grow windmill palms outdoors without winterizing them.
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