The palm family, Arecaceae or Palmae, includes about 2.400 species, native to warm climates of the world, ranging from delicate tropical species to cold hardy palms. Some palms can be planted outdoors in Central Europe and stand hard freezes, well below -10 ºC (14 F). Those who live in Mediterranean countries can grow a larger number of species outdoors. Some growers in coastal Southern Europe are now raising outdoor collections of palms containing more than 100 species.
Canarius will only ship robust palms, grown in small pots to reduce shipping costs and handling problems. So transplant them to larger pots shortly after you receive the package. Be prepared to give them the best. Some palms can take snow, some can live indoors or in pots, and some are very tropical. Just choose one that can thrive in your conditions.
What palms can grow in your area? Read our list of Cold Resistant Palms for Europe. Visit Canarius blog and learn more about our palms. You will see pictures from the nurseries: different types of New Zealand Palms, Bottle Palms with superior root quality.
Prithchardia remota comes from a very harsh island in Hawaii and it is possibly the best for mediterranean conditions. This year we have spotted a few variegated Pritchardias in a batch of P. remota. h= 70 cm
Pure beauty lives in this small to medium sized fan palm. Leaves are beautifully stiff and plicated as in an accordeon. Fruits are held in small bunches hanging on long, arching rachis. This palm grows wild in the most remote islets in the pacific.
Clustering dwarf bamboo-like palm suitable as a house plant. Rhapis robusta is a new dwarf Rhapis from wet forests of southern China. The variegated clone of Rhapis Koban is different from most Variegated Rhapis. Its shorter leaves show no variegated stripes, while they boost a diffuse white tone reminiscent of Aspidistra Asa Ahi.
h= 30-50 cm - Cont. 10-14 cm. The Cuban Royal Palm is one of the most beautiful of all palms. Native to the savannas and open forests of Cuba and surrounding territories. It has a robust white smooth trunk, with showy rings; a glossy green crownshaft and an abundant crown of large plumose leaves.
h= 30-60 cm - Cont. 22 cm. Caribbean Sabal palm with grey-blue leaves with a bright cream-yellow costa. Juveniles have very wide segments, while adult palms have deeply split blades with thin segments. This palm can take short light frosts. It is a bit more hardy than the similar species Sabal mauritiiformis.
This solitary palm is a very elegant tree with dark green arching leaves and a ringed trunk with a wide base. It does well in windy coastal conditions. Syagrus amara is the only Syagrus native to the Caribbean Islands and not to South America and has the largest seeds in the genus,
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