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Palm and exotic plant resources
National Rhapis Collection
Introduction to growing and cultivating Rhapis excelsa, list of Rhapis Palms, propagation, cultivation, interior uses, pots and potting. Miniature Japanese palms also known as Kannonchiku. This is the fist National Palm Collection in the UK. Website in English.
The International Palm Society. Local Palm Societies. Personal Web Pages.
Palms in Ihringen, Perhaps the warmest part of Germany. Website in German.
About subtropical plants - including palm trees, bamboos and bananas - in the Netherlands. Website in Dutch.
Sefton Park Palm House Preservation Trust
Ten years ago it was derelict, boarded up, rusting and a danger to the public. Local devotees pooled their energy and worked to save this once magnificent building and they have succeeded in securing the future for the Palm House for the next 100 years!
Plantapalm virtual palm encyclopaedia
Perhaps the most comprehansive online resource for palms you will find, pictures of almost any palm you can think of plus hardiness ratings and a whole host of other vital information.
Daryls Palm Page
Palms and plants in and around Daryls home in SE Queensland, Australia
The hardiest palms
USA based site that gives fascinating information on the most cold hardy palms
Polar Palm Palace
USA based site dedicated to growing palms and sub-tropical plants in cooler climates
Great site that has links and references to information on many plant groups
Jan Kolendo's Agave pages
Fantastic site full of information and photos of Agave, including Paul Spacklin's article on hardy Agave
Member Hennie Verkerk's (Hent) Website
Site in Dutch full of information and pictures of many exotic plants and the annual plant fairs that attract up to 1,500 visitors. (Exotic plant meet with trade or swap.)
Flowers of Crete
Site dedicated to the plants of Crete, including protection of Phoenix theophrastii
EPS member Gav's web-site that includes palms and exotics grown by him in Northern Ireland.
Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
This Checklist gives information on the accepted scientific names and synonyms of selected plant families. It allows you to search for all the scientific names of a particular plant, or the areas of the world in which it grows (distribution). The checklist includes 151 Seed Plant families (View list of included families or reviewers). Different families are in different stages of review as indicated in the family list. Search for a family, genus, or genus plus species e.g. Amalia acuminata
This web site is brimming over with detailed photographs of palm trees. It is organized so that visitors can easily identify palms of interest to them that do well in a Mediterranean climate.
1999 Conference in New Zealand Plants and their Story : web-site with cordyline information
Date Palm Cultivation
The publication attempts to provide a basic introduction to date palm propagation, production and protection, and to summarise the body of information that has been acquired concerning date palm cultural techniques. It should serve as a reference volume for research workers, and a source of much more detailed information for extension specialists, date growers and anyone interested in the date palm industry. The book's 12 chapters cover the botanical and systematical description, origin, geographical distribution and nutritional value, economic importance, climatic requirements, orchard management, harvesting, and pest and diseases of date palm.
Jeffs Palm Garden
EPS member Jeffs website. He lives in Victoria, British Columbia, in the SW corner of Canada. Victoria has a coastal sub-Mediterranean climate with warm dry summers and cool damp winters.
This is a comprehensively illustrated citrus website with descriptions and uses of over 400 varieties of citrus.
Home Citrus Growers
This web-site provides information and advice for non-commercial citrus growers, using UK plants as examples. It describes notable citrus specimens and collections that have been seen in the UK, Europe and around the world, taking a special interest in the native Australian citrus species and in frost-hardy citrus relatives.
Palmeras en la Ciudad de Resistencia
The idea of this website is to identify and describe species of Palms that are in the public spaces of the city of Resistance, which is the capital of the province of Chaco, Argentina.
Save our Palms ( Sauvons nos palmiers)
French Website dedicated to information regarding Association of Environmental Protection - Fight against the Red Palm Weevil (CRP / RPW) and Paysandisia Archon (PA / PM)
Kew Onscience Plants of the World Online
eMonocot is linking together monocot taxonomists by providing support and tools to enable communities to manage their taxonomic data online and in doing so contribute to eMonocot. All of the information is brought together in this site, the eMonocot portal. The information presented here will be especially useful for anyone studying the ecology or evolution of the monocot plants, or who wants to understand monocot biodiversity and conservation.
THE AGAVACEAE DATABASE
Since mid 1997 we are on the road to document species of the Agavaceae plant family at their natural locality. This website shows a part of our volunteer work for the public Enjoy reading and studying it!
A yucca spreadsheet with pictures and other information.
BBC Gardening Home Page
Archived BBC Gardening Home page with links to useful information, including plant finder pests and deceases etc.
National Gardening Association
Plant Care Guides have chosen the most popular plants and provided the essential information you need for choosing, planting, and maintaining them.
Garden in Brittany
Welcome to Brittany, on the personal website of a simple amateur of Palmiers. I am, like most of you, an individual, so my site has no claim other than that of promoting the cultivation of these wonderful "trees".
Growing Hardy Palms
The main factors affecting hardiness seem to be the minimum winter temperature, the number of hours of cold every winter, the amount of heat every summer, and the relative wetness or dryness of the climate. Most palms are not particularly hardy. Many are actually injured by a single freezing night. Others can withstand zero degrees F for short periods without damage.
A story of a determined palm enthusiast and his effort to move "the big one!"
Palms in Hungary
The History, Climate, Microclimates, Favorable Regions, Species and Winter Protection of Palms in Hungary
From the dream to create a palm tree garden
Polar Palms of Bulgaria
Now everyone can learn how different Bulgarian palms are to those imported from outside. What is the difference in cold resistance of them all? You will learn details about the climate of Bulgaria to decide whether palms can grow in your garden.
Palm Trees at Reedy Branch
Gary Hollar became fascinated with palms as a child when his parents took him to Florida in the 1950's. He has been growing palms in the central coastal plain of NC since the 1970's. Many of the palms are planted along Reedy Branch, which is the Craven and Jones County border.
Association of Antillean and Guyanese Amateurs of Palms
If you've ever longed for a home in the tropics but just couldn't make it happen, perhaps you should try converting your current landscape into that tropical paradise. With a little effort you might just be able to grow a few palms of your very own. Some palms are actually quite cold-hardy and routinely endure sub-freezing temperatures.
BG-Map Hardy Palm Page
Like many people who live in cold winter climates, I am fascinated by palms. A palm tree is, of course, synonymous with the tropics. Can you think of any movie set in a tropical or subtropical locale that doesn't open with a shot showing palm trees? I, like many northern gardeners long for palms. I want to have a palm growing in my garden, not because it will make the winters feel any warmer, but because it provides a link to that warmer world. I'd like to look at those shots of palms on TV and think, "Sure, I've got one of those!". There is no substitute for a palm. Only a palm looks like a palm. You can't simulate it with a plant the looks "sort of like a pa
It is time to arrange and disseminate information on this pest of palms, in order to eradicate it from France and Europe. Here is a dossier, to know more about this butterfly, on the symptoms to detect the contamination of palm trees and the possible solutions at the moment ...
National collection of Chamaerops humilis
Chamaerops humilis is a European palm,Present in a large part of the western Mediterranean basin. It would therefore make sense for a collection to be set up in Europe.
Exotiques & Rustiques
Exotiques & Rustiques is a website about the acclimatisation and cultivation of rare and exotic plants in temperate climates.
Palms & other exotic plants for Scandinavia
Yes, it is really possible to grow palms outdoors to some extent in the milder parts of Scandinavia. There are indeed palm trees that are growing outdoors in a few places in Denmark, Norway and Sweden
Exotic plants in Aquitaine
The regions bordering the tropics are conducive to trade. Thus the flora of these regions presents genres of tropical origin but showing adaptation to less favourable conditions.
Peter Sterken has published several non-commercial scientific methods for the safety assessment of trees and palms. His passions are palms, arboriculture, science and the truth. He does not represent any commercial tree assessment method or device, thanks to which his teachings are totally unbiased.
La Palmeraie gb
Everything about exotic plants in Northern Europe! This website has been compiled by EPS member Niek and is a very comprehensive and includes :- Buying & planting, Culture, Troubles, Winter protection, Sowing – cuttings – multiplication, Manuals and Palm species. Rxotics included are :- Cycad species, Banana species, Bamboo, Exotic plants and General information. This weblog shares experiences gained through biology studies over 15 years and the exchange of knowledge with other hobbyists. The collection can be viewed in detail under each page as well as all the publications.
The mission of Wollemi Australia Pty Ltd is to distribute the Wollemi Pine worldwide ensuring the longevity of the plant for future generations and returning royalties to fund conservation of the Wollemi Pine in the wild and assist other threatened a