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Palm trees in connecticut

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Our health club landscaped with two big palm trees by the front door--in Connecticut.

It does look like Florida--now--in July. But something tells me these will die when we get the freezing temperatures November through March.

go figure....chris


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F8CONE8 7/19/2013 3:56PM

    So I had to check it out and sure enough there are cold hardy palm trees. I would have never guessed.

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GAYLLYNNE 7/19/2013 8:50AM

    I don't know how they can live in the north but hey, I hope it works!

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LADYVOLSFAN1954 7/19/2013 7:30AM

    This will be interesting to see if they survive the winter. Let us know

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JIMDAB 7/17/2013 10:00PM

    My neighbor has two here in SoCal--Let us know how those rate this winter, I'm really curious...

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FLAMENM 7/17/2013 9:27PM

    They could always string Christmas lights on them to keep them warm in winter.....

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GRNDMOM43 7/17/2013 8:52PM

    enjoy your emoticon

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MARITIMER3 7/17/2013 5:43PM

    Reading some of the replies, I guess they might survive. Surprise to me.

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FROSTY99 7/17/2013 4:00PM

    Hmmm, interesting, but hope they are the hardy kind to take the colder temps.

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KATHARINE1948 7/17/2013 1:08PM


we have palm trees every where . only problem they bring in bark scorpions YIKES

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DAWNSJOURNEY 7/17/2013 10:05AM

    I found this interesting so looked it up. do you live by the coast in Connecticut ?
the needle palm can survive in -10 degrees.. and they say it is warmer on the coast than inland.. so It is possible they might survive ..

enjoy them just in case ..

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SANDRALEET 7/17/2013 7:44AM

    Fun to see Even if not in there proper location,

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ELLENS2525 7/17/2013 6:41AM

    We're not as far north in NJ but they do survive at the Jersey Shore. Some of the resorts there have them. Hope they do survive because its kind of fun to see them!!!

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ARTJAC 7/17/2013 5:47AM


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SUSIEPH1 7/17/2013 1:46AM

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1STATEOFDENIAL 7/17/2013 1:11AM

    Did you know that palm trees are not native in CA? The richer counties brought them in to beautify the area a long time ago, but the poorer counties didn't have the funds to do it.

I would hope they would have researched the viability of palm trees in northern climates instead of just wasting their money. It's possible they might have a form of hibernation for the winter, then come back in the summer. They might also be some form of cross-breed between a palm and another type of tree to make it able to withstand the winters. Time will tell!

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123ELAINE456 7/17/2013 1:07AM

  They are Beautiful Trees. I Hope they make it through the Winter. Only Time will tell. God Blessings to You and Everyone. Have a Fabulous Day. Take Care. Hugs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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LINDA! 7/16/2013 11:35PM

    That is really great. I live in Florida but when I lived in Ohio I always longed for palm trees. emoticon

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NANCYPAT1 7/16/2013 10:54PM

    Hey, maybe they will survive - who knows.

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DJ4HEALTH 7/16/2013 10:44PM

    If it get too cold but if it stays in the 40's or even 30's they should be fine but it it goes below that then he will lose them. That is how it gets here in Central Florida in the winter time.

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COCK-ROBIN 7/16/2013 10:14PM


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WALLAHALLA 7/16/2013 10:09PM

    wonder if it will be worth the expense

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