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Re: Winter Protection Methods (Pics)

Message from Jim Wilmington DE 7a

This spring, there was more green showing on my Palmetto than my Trachy, which suffered 100% defoliation. The Trachy rebounded well and grew 6 or 7 fronds between then and now. The Palmetto had a better head start, but grew much more slowly -- as Palmettos do, compared to Trachies.

Just as a personal preference thing, I prefer full-grown Palmettos to full-grown Trachies any day of the week. As such, I HAD to at least try one. If they are less hardy than Trachycarpus, it isn't by much.


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