Palm trees, here?

Plaza Azteca, a Mexican restaurant opening in the former Max & Erma’s location on West Broad Street, has planted palm trees out front. Can they grow in Richmond?

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Igor
Igor
11 years ago

It doesn’t look like they will make it…

jd
jd
11 years ago

There’s a house in Westover Hills that has a palm tree growing in the side yard. I believe it’s on Sylvan or King William. And the tree looks pretty healthy too

Kevin Anderson
Kevin Anderson
11 years ago

Windmill and some palmettos can survive as far north as Vancouver. There are palm trees in Ocean City, MD and they have colder winters than Richmond.

These particular trees look to already be dead, however.

ph
ph
11 years ago

Anyone ever been to Havana 59? They seem to have had some success groing palm trees.

tim
tim
10 years ago

I have two palm trees growing in my yard. One is a chinese fan palm that is surviving into its 6th winter. Last winter it survived with no protection. I also bought a sabal palm last fall and it survived last winter. With a little care, you can grow smaller palms here.

Sal
Sal
10 years ago

Kevin, Windmill and Chilean wine palms will grow in the Pacific NW and SE British Columbia, but the climate is very different. With micro-climates that are maritime/mediterranean and 10,000 – 14,000ft mountain ranges protecting those areas from cold continental air, the winters temperatures are much closer to Atlanta in Jan and Feb than Northern Maine, which is at the same latitude and is extremely cold in the winter.

lil j
lil j
10 years ago

this business has been a sucess they hd a two hour wait opening night