Hardy Palms in the Piedmont of North Carolina
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Welcome to my website, which features unusual plants in the piedmont of North Carolina, along with other really cool plants from other parts of the United States and the world. Enjoy!
Left: Trachycarpus fortunei in my garden. This palm was planted in March 1997 from a five-gallon container and has endured five winters here. This photo was taken in July 2002.
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I hope to add pictures and information to this site about every three months or so - roughly corresponding to the change in seasons. I'll do my best to list information about unusual or rarely grown plants and how they've performed for me. Check back often!

Chinese Windmill Palm (Trachycarpus fortunei)
Many experts claim this to the hardiest arborescent palm tree. Reportedly, the Chinese Windmill Palm has recovered from temperatures as low as -11 degrees F without serious injury, though they cannot tolerate temperatures that low every winter. The palm on the right survived -8 degrees in 1985, our coldest temperature ever recorded.

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Trachycarpus fortunei and Sabal minor in Winston-Salem.
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