A short blog designed to narrow down the options for an individual wanting to plan his garden.
This is a complex subject and there is many different ways to protect palms.
Firstly please read in conjunction with the article on Palm Hardiness which tells you when to take action.
This is a question I am often asked and there is no simple answer.
A hardy palm tree that sees a brief low of -10c with a daytime high above zero is far less likely to be damaged than one which spends a week or more in day and night sub zero temperatures with lows of just -7C or -8C.
I will try to give explanations of the various hardy palm species limits and when to protect.
Of all the questions I receive from clients , by far the most common questions are to do with fertiliser. Palm Trees, just like any other plant require fertiliser to remain vigorous and healthy. It is a complex subject so I will break it up into sections to make it easier.