I donk know why they'd say that.
Maybe they're tired of explaining it.....but I have a theory....
I think the place has new management since the yucca and other subtropicals have been removed from the sidewalk area.
I learned of these palms on the "DC Tropics" blog. (Still active on Facebook)
While I'm sure the succulents & tropicals go to storage, the Trachies & yuccas remain year round & the 2014-15 "polar vortex" killed the north facing Trachies in the rear.
If Delaware was meant to have Palm trees(which to me are warm weather trees) we would see them, yet there are none to 0, so with that said, travel south to south Carolina, that is where you will really start seeing pam trees, clear to the end of the keys. Palm trees 35 miles south of philly just does not seem right. As much as we want to be san Francisco, we are not. enjoy your blue spruce and embrace cold weather in winter, and hot and sticky in august and September. At least we have beautiful springs, and crisp autumn days are so awesome, with a blue sky second to none. especially travelling through upper new castle county when the trees are so beautiful and in full color.
Needle palms can be grown outside in southern New Castle County (Glasgow, Bear , and Delaware City southward.) We have four needle Palm and a Southern live oak that are growing well. Our home is in Glasgow 6 1/2 miles south of Newark.
Hi, The palms I was referring to are the tree type. I haven't seen any in Delaware. They type in the photos are very pretty for landscaping purposes for sure, and I will probably look into purchasing a few for the landscaping at my Home in Bethany Beach Delaware. Thank You.
Pretty. Donna, over here in Glasgow. We have four needle palms growing outside.