Date Palm – Growing

Q: I am trying to find out which date palm will grow here and maybe produce dates. How many would I need for pollination?

A: Date palm, Phoenix dactylifera, is not winter-hardy in Georgia. Other palms do well here, particularly windmill palm, Trachycarpus fortunei. It has the tall trunk you’re looking for but the leaves are not feather-shaped like a date palm.

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