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There are more than 2,000 species of palm trees around the world and Nature Hills has chosen a few to market in the United States. Palm trees exhibit outstanding landscaping qualities and unique plant form. The market has recently developed some cold hardy palms with planting zones that can extend much farther north, even into zone 6. One of these palms is the Windmill Palm (Trachycarpus fortunii), which makes growing a palm tree possible even if you do not live in a sub-tropical area. Very few plants emote an iconic tropical illusion like the palm tree. Even when placed in a pot in a cold climate, this plant communicates warm, sunny thoughts!
Palm tree care is quite easy as long as it is in good soil, kept moist, and receives good fertilization. But the best contribution you can make to ensure a palm tree's health is to add beneficial mycorrhizal fungi to the soil. Over watering or under watering can stress out the palm tree, just like any other plant. Newly planted palm trees should be kept moist at all times, and more mature palms can be watered at more lengthy intervals.