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Palm Trees in Istanbul- but snow too, how can this be?

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Palm Trees in Istanbul- but snow too, how can this be?

I saw all kinds of Palm Trees in Istanbul, so I was surprised that it can get so cold that it can snow. I thought that the cold and snow would kill the palms.

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1. Re: Palm Trees in Istanbul- but snow too, how can this be?

Exactly not. They migrate south in winter and turn back in summer:)

You may get "serious" information on "palms in Turkey" from this link: http://www.palmiyemerkezi.com/epalmcenter.htm

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2. Re: Palm Trees in Istanbul- but snow too, how can this be?

Hi All: I don't know why, maybe the palm trees there come from a hardier strain than others. LL

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3. Re: Palm Trees in Istanbul- but snow too, how can this be?

The palmtrees I see in the winter in Istanbul like outside Akmerkez are very well wrapped up!

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4. Re: Palm Trees in Istanbul- but snow too, how can this be?

But maybe it's all just part of THE MAGIC OF ISTANBUL!

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5. Re: Palm Trees in Istanbul- but snow too, how can this be?

This site has good info on palm heartiness zones, just compare the California temps to those in Istanbul.

<a href="http://www.getpalmtrees.com"> Get Palm Trees </a>

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6. Re: Palm Trees in Istanbul- but snow too, how can this be?

This site has good info on palm heartiness zones, just compare the California temps to those in Istanbul.

<a href="http://www.getpalmtrees.com"> Get Palm Trees </a>

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7. Re: Palm Trees in Istanbul- but snow too, how can this be?

sorry about the link, i just copied and pasted it, go to the Inventory page

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8. Re: Palm Trees in Istanbul- but snow too, how can this be?

OMG since this post I can't stop seeing palm trees everywhere in Turkey!

9. Re: Palm Trees in Istanbul- but snow too, how can this be?

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