Ariege/Midi Pyrenees, France
In the process of moving to central Portugal where almost every garden has one or more palm trees. We are lucky enough to have been able to build a swimming pool and I wanted to plant a couple in the pool area. I can't seem to find out how these plants roots work, i.e. do they spread (we have pipes and things that might be disturbed by spreading roots) and/or how fast do they grow. You can buy them in any height I think and I think the variety may be chamaerops excelsa. Can anyone help. Depending on advice I get I will either plant one or keep in in a (very) large pot.
- 22 Mar, 2012