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fan palms frost tolerrence

Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom Gb

at what minimum temperature would fan palms be expected to survive



Could you please give us some more information about which palm you are asking about? The latin name would be the best.

21 Apr, 2009


Hi I believe the latin name is Washingtonia filifera. They were planted in an unheated summer house, but this winter we had a prolonged spell of hard frost -16 outdoors and dropped to -11 in summer house.In the same planter is a Canary Island palm which has not been affected by the cold spell.

22 Apr, 2009


In my RHS book, it reckons not below 8 - 10 degrees C. So if they've suffered, that's why.

22 Apr, 2009

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