California & Palm Trees

California & Palm Trees go hand in hand.  For those who hesitate, thinking palms cannot survive the winter chill, there are options.  The Windmill Palm Trachycarpus fortunei is hardy to Sunset Zone 4.  If you want the instant architecture a palm provides or a plant to punctuate your ever-expanding botanical garden, this
is a great option.

A Windmill Palm planted next to a barn with en masse plantings of white flowering Japanese Anemone Anemone x hybrida 'Honorine Jobert'  and Blue Fescue Festuca glauca 'Siskiyou Blue' is reminiscent of a Burle Marx modernist planting.

A small grove of Trachycarpus is to be underplanted with Lamb's Ear Stachys byzantina which performs hardily in the groves clay ladden soil.  The bees love it.

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