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Hardy Palm Trees

MOST PALMS NEED TROPICAL OR SUBTROPICAL TEMPERATURES, BUT THERE ARE SOME SUITABLE FOR PLANTING OUTDOORS IN THE BRITISH ISLES.

Hardy Palm Trees in Dorset

Hardy palms are invaluable as structural plants in tropical-style gardens and look effective when planted with bananas, bamboos and New Zealand flax.

Palms are evergreen, mostly tropical plant in the family Palmae (also known as Arecaceae). There are over 2500 species of palms. Most Palm are tree-like, with single trunks and either fan shaped (palmate) or feather shaped (pinnate) compound leaves.

Larger palm trees can make dramatic statements in landscapes often as a centrepiece, and a smaller palms can be grown in containers or even taken indoors.

Quick Facts

Common name: Hardy palms
Botanical name: Various: Chamaerops, Jubaea, Trachycarpus
Group: Trees
Flowering time: Summer
Planting time: Early spring
Height: 2-7m (6½-21ft)
Aspect: Sheltered, sunny
Hardiness: Hardy in mild regions
Difficulty: Moderate

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Our Palm Trees

Our specially selected Palm Trees suitable for growing outdoors in the UK, especially in Dorset

Testimonials

Crawford Hardy Ferns is one of those small private nurseries that provide so much pleasure to us garden enthusiasts. Not only do they specialise in palms, ferns (including  tree ferns) and bamboos, the owner Jurgen is always unearthing unusual exotic plants that that you can’t find elsewhere.

Mike

If you are looking for mature sub tropical specimen shrubs such as the hardy palm Trachycarpus Fortunei, banana plants, or large speciman bamboos this is the place to go, but they also stock smaller sizes of most varieties at reasonable prices.

Geraldine

The nursery is located in the owners’ private residence and you can see many of the plants and shrubs growing in the owners’ garden, which is a delight.  We have been visiting Crawford Hardy Ferns several times a year for many years now and we alway end up adding to our collection of hardy sub tropical plants.

Ross

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