In 2007, the BBC reported that Ian Imrie of Bridge of Earn, Perthshire, Scotland, had grown a 22 foot windmill palm tree in his garden. At roughly 56.35 degrees north latitude, this palm tree was thriving thanks to the warm Gulf Stream current in western Scotland.Know More
Imrie also told the BBC, "We think the exhaust from the house's heating system, which comes out nearby, has raised the temperature and helped it grow."
The windmill palm (Trachycarpuspus fortunei) originated on the island of Zhoushan, which is south of Shanghai. Windmill palms thrive in parts of Britain, and they have also been grown in Bulgaria and Switzerland. Windmill palms have been grown in Seattle and Vancouver. Florida-Palm-Trees.com reports that windmill palms and needle palms have been successfully grown in Alaska.Learn more about Botany
There are many different types of trees that have red berries, including American holly, yew, dogwood and flowering crabapple. The red berries of some trees, including the yew, may be toxic to humans.Full Answer >
Rubber trees were first discovered by the Olmec, Maya and Aztec people. They used the sap to make rubber balls to waterproof their clothing and to make their own shoes and shoe soles. In 2014, the sap is used to process rubber for a variety of uses.Full Answer >
Willow trees form a large portion of the genus Salix. The most common willow trees include the black willow (Salix negra), white willow (S. alba) and weeping willow (S. babylonica).Full Answer >
Beech trees have simple, toothed leaves and light gray bark that remains smooth with age. Beeches are excellent for shading and produce edible, albeit bitter, nuts.Full Answer >