Trachycarpus martianus 'khasia hills' VS Rhopalostylis sapida

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Rod
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Trachycarpus martianus 'khasia hills' VS Rhopalostylis sapida

Post by Rod » Thu Sep 26, 2013 10:55 am

Info needed from experience around the UK & Europe - comparing these two palm species on their frost hardiness ?

If you have grown both outside - which one is more tolerant of frost & to what temperature ?
This will help me position them better in the garden.

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Re: Trachycarpus martianus 'khasia hills' VS Rhopalostylis s

Post by Yorkshire Kris » Thu Sep 26, 2013 1:31 pm

One for Nathan to answer methinks.


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Re: Trachycarpus martianus 'khasia hills' VS Rhopalostylis s

Post by multim » Fri Sep 27, 2013 7:53 am

Some years ago I did grow a R. Sapida. Kept in a pot and plunged outside in Summer in dappled shade. An early frost of minus 3.5c killed it. Most annoyingly, the frost was not forecasted and came out of nowhere. They have some growing on Tresco, or at least did in the 1990's.
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Re: Trachycarpus martianus 'khasia hills' VS Rhopalostylis s

Post by Nathan » Sat Oct 12, 2013 5:36 pm

As I said on the EPS forum T. martianus is definitely hardier icon_thumright
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