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Old 04-07-2009, 05:44 PM
 
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If theyre not "real palm trees", then what are they?

There are cold hardy palms that survive easily in the North. I know a few homes around here that use them year round outside w/o issue. They even survived a few days at 0 degrees!

And all those palms you see in AZ and NM are just as fake and stupid as the ones youre complaining about in Jersey. Theyre not native and are WAAAAAAAAY overused in AZ, etc, to lend some cheesy feel.
When people think of palm trees, they think of a warm vacation. Not a ski trip. There are so many palms in Arizona because it is warm. People that like palm trees and want to live somewhere warm will like it. If you don't like it, don't live in Arizona.
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Old 04-07-2009, 06:46 PM
 
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States that have cities and towns with palm trees---

California
Arizona
New Mexico
Texas
Utah (I bet most people dont even realize this) St.George,UT
Nevada
Louisiana
Mississippi
Alabama
Georgia
Florida
South Carolina
I think even North Carolina
Virgina Beach has some but from what I have seen they look terrible
Arkansas can grow some but I dont think there are really any towns that do.

You forgot Washington State , Oregon and heck even British Columbia has palm tress.


Palm trees in Seattle
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Old 04-07-2009, 06:55 PM
 
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More Palm Trees in Seattle

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Old 04-07-2009, 07:56 PM
 
Location: British Columbia.
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Pretty much everystate can grow hardy palms believe it or not, some people in British Coulmbia even grow the hardy palms. I've seen hardy palms in Ireland, Switerzerland and other parts of Europe.

Contrary to popular belief some species of palm can live in fairly cold enviroments.

Only problem with Hardy palms is they generally don't grow as big as the ones you see in southern California.

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Old 04-07-2009, 09:19 PM
 
Location: Phoenix metro
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When people think of palm trees, they think of a warm vacation. Not a ski trip. There are so many palms in Arizona because it is warm. People that like palm trees and want to live somewhere warm will like it. If you don't like it, don't live in Arizona.
The problem with palm trees is that theyve become some kind of weird fad. You see people planting them alllll over the place, and its getting tacky. And AZ isnt warm, its HOT. Half of the palms down there look sick because they dont get enough moisture, and theyre frickin ugly when theyre all brown and stickly looking. Sorry, but palms are for tropical places, where they grow NATURALLY.

And in these photos I can easily think of palm trees and a ski vacation at one time!

http://lasvegasrealestate4u.files.wo...-park-walk.jpg

http://www.city-data.com/forum/attac...now-snow11.jpg

http://www.iceagenow.com/Snow_on_Palm_Trees.jpg

http://blogs.trb.com/news/weather/we...lasvegas01.jpg

http://images-cdn01.associatedconten...300_428528.jpg
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Old 04-09-2009, 11:11 AM
 
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Palms grow naturally in FLA, CA, and parts of TX.
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Old 04-09-2009, 11:30 AM
 
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The problem with palm trees is that theyve become some kind of weird fad. You see people planting them alllll over the place, and its getting tacky. And AZ isnt warm, its HOT. Half of the palms down there look sick because they dont get enough moisture, and theyre frickin ugly when theyre all brown and stickly looking. Sorry, but palms are for tropical places, where they grow NATURALLY.
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Desert Fan Palm, American Cotton palm, Arizona Fan Palm, or California Fan Palm is a palm native to the desert oases of Central, southern and southwestern Arizona, southern Nevada, extreme northwest Mexico and the inland deserts of Southern California.
Washingtonia filifera - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


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The brown leaves are not present due to an unhealthy tree...when the leaves die they bend downwards and form a skirt around the trunk. The shelter that the skirt creates provides a microhabitat for many desert animals.
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Old 04-09-2009, 11:44 AM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland/ Piedmont, CA
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Palms grow naturally in FLA, CA, and parts of TX.
Not to mention the only state located in the tropics, Hawaii.
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Old 04-09-2009, 11:53 AM
 
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Not to mention the only state located in the tropics, Hawaii.
OH. Stupid me. How could I forget Hawaii. Hawaii's the main state.
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Old 04-09-2009, 11:59 AM
 
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The problem with palm trees is that theyve become some kind of weird fad. You see people planting them alllll over the place, and its getting tacky. And AZ isnt warm, its HOT. Half of the palms down there look sick because they dont get enough moisture, and theyre frickin ugly when theyre all brown and stickly looking. Sorry, but palms are for tropical places, where they grow NATURALLY.

And in these photos I can easily think of palm trees and a ski vacation at one time!

http://lasvegasrealestate4u.files.wo...-park-walk.jpg

http://www.city-data.com/forum/attac...now-snow11.jpg

http://www.iceagenow.com/Snow_on_Palm_Trees.jpg

http://blogs.trb.com/news/weather/we...lasvegas01.jpg

http://images-cdn01.associatedconten...300_428528.jpg
It depends where you plant them. I dont think they look tacky. Palm trees on a beach in LA, or Miami dont look tacky. But then again you can find palm trees even in the ghetto parts of Miami like Little Haiti, Liberty city, Overtown, Carol City, Opa-Locka, and in certain housing projects, and you can find them in ghetto parts of LA like compton, east long beach and south central, inglewood ect. I could see it being tacky if you see a palm tree in front of a brownstone or something like that.
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