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Hello everyone,

Toronto is now a 7a instead of a 6a6b !
https://www.plantmaps.com/interactiv...diness-map.php

I noticed almost the entire Toronto South of highway 401 is 7a now (see the interactive map above).

With micro climate, some area of Toronto could be a 7b which supports windmill palms. Any thought ? Any zone pushers here ?

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Why did we let this thread die...like a palm tree in Toronto?



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Hi, Toronto is now 7a, not 6a6b anymore !
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Hello everyone,

Toronto is now a 7a instead of a 6a6b !
https://www.plantmaps.com/interactiv...diness-map.php

I noticed almost the entire Toronto South of highway 401 is 7a now (see the interactive map above).

With micro climate, some area of Toronto could be a 7b which supports windmill palms. Any thought ? Any zone pushers here ?

Thx
with all due respect, there's no way toronto is in a zone 7, if the map is based upon the USDA designations as it says. it's forecast to be -22 C in toronto this weekend. i'm scrambling to get cover and heat for this weekend to my cold tolerant palms 800 miles southwest of toronto in a 6b...what is the actual source of that data?
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with all due respect, there's no way toronto is in a zone 7, if the map is based upon the USDA designations as it says. it's forecast to be -22 C in toronto this weekend. i'm scrambling to get cover and heat for this weekend to my cold tolerant palms 800 miles southwest of toronto in a 6b...what is the actual source of that data?
As I type this, it's cold out. Not a palm tree in sight. I guess local landscapers have yet to take note of Toronto's recent "upgrade" to zone 7?

Toronto has a warm climate by Canadian standards and is even developing a mild climate by North American standards due to a combination of the effects of climate change and continued urbanization, but let's not kid ourselves.

Winter is still a thing.
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with all due respect, there's no way toronto is in a zone 7, if the map is based upon the USDA designations as it says. it's forecast to be -22 C in toronto this weekend. i'm scrambling to get cover and heat for this weekend to my cold tolerant palms 800 miles southwest of toronto in a 6b...what is the actual source of that data?
you have palms in st louis? can we see???
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There is no way Toronto is in zone 7, Detroit is notably warmer and only in zone 6.
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Looks like under the Canadian zone scheme Detroit & Windsor would fall under 7a which would be a U.S. 6a.

https://www.plantmaps.com/interactiv...diness-map.php
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Windsor and much of Detroit is actually American zone 6B.
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you have palms in st louis? can we see???
yes, one rhapidophyllum hystrix, needle palm, its an understory palm native to the us southeast, and one trachycarpus fortunei, or windmill palm. both are currently sleeping under leaves in a cage, and then layers of mylar, christmas lights, and thick paper wrapping! also have a celeste fig tree that is being protected. i see if i have any uploaded photos from the summer.
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here is the little windmill palm from the fall:



here i am prepping it for coverage in the late fall:

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here's a winter shot of a needle palm from my old house, i never had to protect it other than some plastic for a few days during any of the winters i was at that house, also in st. louis. i have a palm just like this one in the front of my current house. i also have some agave and spineless mexican cultivar of cactus growing in the front, which may or may not be in trouble as we speak...



edit: this may have been a european palm.
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heres another needle palm being prepped a week or so ago for this current arctic blast...

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You know it's finally summer in Vancouver, when the Palm trees flower.




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Banana and Palm tree together! But to me, Palm trees look more stunning!
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There are people who plant banana trees in Kansas City.

Here's one I pass by every day:
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recently drove by this house in Stoney Creek and noticed they had a windmill palm out front. Streetview seems to indicate that it's been there since at least 2007. I wonder if it's protected in the winter, I'll have to drive by next winter and see.

https://www.google.com/maps/@43.2090...7i13312!8i6656

I really wonder if it's possible for hardy windmill palms to survive in the Niagara / Windsor areas. They most likely could have survived this past winter completely unprotected.
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