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More and more often palm trees can be discovered in Emsland gardens, which are intended to underline the modern Tuscan style. But many Emslanders are skeptical whether the southern plants can withstand the local inconsistent weather, especially in summer but also in winter months.

“No problem,” says the twister Hendrik Speet. The gardener and his Dutch colleague Herbert Riphagen took over a rose greenhouse a few years ago in Erica, the Netherlands, not far from the border crossing in HöheTwist, converted it into a palm tree school and has since been operating under the name Gardenpalms Europe BV. Together with 6 other seasonal workers, there are currently around 300,000 palm trees under a 20,000 square meter glass greenhouse. Around 3,600 different types of palm are cultivated, imported and delivered to end customers via wholesalers every year. “Numerous palm trees come to us via an auction house and acclimate here for over a year. “Only then would they be released for sale. “In this respect, palm trees do not have to be a pipe dream in your own garden,” says the 28-year-old Speet. “All they really need is the right care.” For example, he advises against leaving palm trees in their pots. "The plants have to be buried deep in the pot basket, so the frost has only a few opportunities to attack and the roots can spread." Of course, many people would like to have their palm trees near the pool or the grill, but he does not recommend them in to always move their pots. "A firm point of view is extremely important."

He also advises using specially designed palm soil, which contains fewer salt minerals. Constant watering is just as important. Even the palm trees that are familiar from the beach on southern islands would need water all the time. “If you consider that a palm tree is not necessarily cheap due to imports and acclimatization, palm owners should definitely seek advice,” says Speet. Meanwhile, he advises against cheap offers. “Often these come from China, where the palm trees can grow quickly because of the good vegetation, they are imported and sold directly to the end consumer. The frustration will come in winter at the latest, ”the gardener knows from his own experience.

He and his colleague get their palms mainly from South Brazil and South Korea. "In a tree nursery 800 meters above normal zero, it develops a hardened trunk that is also somewhat stronger than a trunk from China and can easily withstand freezing temperatures." Riphagen and Speet agree that 10 degrees are no problem. However, in winter you should tie the palm leaves together at the top so that water does not collect on the trunk. This leads to mold growth. That's why you should never water palms directly from above, but rather wet the ground near the trunk with water. "The specialist retailer should give these tips to the customer in the sales talk, otherwise it is better to go to another specialist retailer." Buyers should also pay attention to the label when purchasing. "The origin can be found here, but care tips should also be listed." According to Riphagen, the problem is the sales-promoting trend of specifying high degrees of frost: "If the standard roses that are grown here cannot withstand the strong frost, how should palm trees be able to do it?"

Basically, the two gardeners agree that even in the Emsland region, despite the heavy rain and the changing weather, palm trees can be kept in the gardens. "Palm trees are the epitome of the south, of vacation, who doesn't want to have a vacation on their own Have a garden. ”This is entirely possible, but only with the right handling and the necessary specialist knowledge. On Saturdays, Speet and Riphagen are also available to the general public in their tree nursery in Erica, Beekweg 18, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for information on all aspects of palm care.