Med Palm Planting?

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  1. HarryS

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    I have a Mediterranean Palm that I want to plant in a flower bed. It is very mild this November, would there be any problems de-potting it now and planting it?
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      I have planted palms in late Autumn before with no problems Harrry, Spring would be better but not essential. naturally it will show no growth until next Summer and they do grow fairly slowly. Your med palm is presumably Chamaerops humilis which can take -7/8c without any damage. Take care when planting as the spines are vicious.
       
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        Cheers strong, it is a Chamaerops humilis. I will take care of the spiny leaves :dbgrtmb:
         
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          I'd wait till spring but if we get a mild winter and its used to being outdoors then I see no reason, why not.
           
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            @pete it's been outside in a planter for 3 years. The weather is very mild, with quite high nighttime temperatures.
             
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              Harry, I see no problem here. Generally speaking. The big NO NO is when the ground is frozen or waterlogged. Fair do's. Plant it and if soon after there is a frost warning, then chuck some form of ground cover around it.
               
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                Thanks Mike, I will put some mulch around it for the first winter.
                 
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