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Re: Trachycarpus wagnerianus and hybrid seeds available for sale
Jeff, thanks for the in-depth explanation of your weather. we are a couple of miles inland from the beaches so we get less wind, less fog and are a few degrees warmer in summer on average (and a few degrees colder in winter)---but STILL have difficulty growing tomatoes (even those that are supposed to do well in coastal areas). actually don't grow any palms at all on my property---cordyline australis is much faster so it makes a landscape impression much quicker. instead I grow Australian eucalyptus and acacia along with bottlebrush and grevillea (among other "Oz" natives) and lots of Mexican evergreen oak species as well as many Mexican "long-leaf" pine species (montezumae, pseudostrobus, patula, durangensis, devoniana), plus various magnolias, evergreen dogwoods and maples, "true" laurels (persea, cinnamomum) and evergreen prunus species. while I certainly love palms they generally grow too slow for an impatient fellow like yours truly. thanks again for your kind correspondence.
the upper southern oregon coast
USDA zone 9a (Sunset zone 5)
DRY cool summers and WET cool winters
grow eucalyptus, banksias, telopeas, grevilleas, bottlebrush, mexican pines and oaks