Cold Hardy Palms, Cycads, and Other Tropical Plant Books

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You’d be surprised at the number of palms, cycads, and tropical or tropical-looking plants that can grow even in cool climates.  With the right protection some can withstand very cold winter temperatures; this includes USDA zone 8 (8a, 8b), USDA zone 7 (7a, 7b), USDA zone 6 (6a, 6b), and maybe even into USDA zone 5 or USDA zone 4. You can also just bring them inside for the winter.  Some of the most promising ones to try include: Sabal spp. (palmettos or Cabbage palms), Rhapidophylum hystris (Needle palm), Trachycarpus fortunei (Chinese windmill palm), Chamaerops humilis (European fan palm), and Jubaea chilensis (Chilean wine palm).


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Cold Hardy Palms, Cycads, and Other Tropical Plant Books:


Palms Won't Grow Here and Other Myths: Warm-Climate Plants for Cooler Areas

The Tropical Look: An Encyclopedia of Dramatic Landscape Plants

Tropical Plants for Home and Garden

Landscaping With Tropical Plants (Sunset Series)


Other books related to growing tropical-type plants in cool climates:


Agaves, Yuccas, and Related Plants: A Gardener's Guide

Hibiscus : Hardy and Tropical Plants for the Garden


Links for more info on Cold Hardy Palms: – A great source for cold hardy and cold tolerant palm, cycad, and banana seeds.

Cold Hardy Palms - - Cold hardy palms in Oklahoma

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Last Update 01/12/07 SMH