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What can I replace Canary Island date palm with?

s7ew

By S7ew

Yorkshire, United Kingdom Gb

I put 4 Canary Island palms in last year & overwintered them in fleece. When I uncovered them they are all brown & look dead. What can I replace them with? - I have 3 mediteranean fan palms and they are OK and were not wrapped over winter but I do not want to use these again


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We had a lovely Canary Palm for 2 years, but this winter was very harsh here in Bournemouth and sadly the poor thing met it's end. The place it's planted in is currently surrounded by flowering spring bulbs so I am very reluctant to dig it out at the moment. The fronds went brown then snapped - all we're left with now is the small trunk. We also had a problem with on eof our Cordeline plants, it seems the rain and cold has made the 'core' mildewy - might have to dig that out too!
Why not try some lemon scented mini conifers. With lavender in between for a real scent overdose?

25 Mar, 2009

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If you want something palm-like, what about Trachycarpos fortunei? Hmmm....now have I spelt that right? Or give Phormiums a go - they come in a wide variety of sizes and leaf-colour. Both these plants are hardy.

25 Mar, 2009

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