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Old 08-28-2010, 12:12 PM
 
Location: Idaho Desert
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Some amazing palm pics on this thread

Heres a few from around.
Med fan, Searchlight NV.


Phoenix dactylifera mejoola
Yuma AZ


W. filifera
Yuma AZ


Sabal mex.? To bad they cut it up so high
Yuma AZ



pigmy date
Yuma Az


CIDP
Yuma AZ


Trachycarpus fortunei
Nampa ID, spring, will look much better in late summer.

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Old 08-29-2010, 03:27 PM
 
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^^^ I remember seeing the last type posted as being particularly cold-tolerant. Some of the links mentioned mature trees can survive temperatures of around zero or slightly below that. The location it is listed in Idaho has winters just mild enough for it to survive unprotected. (note it is a mature tree since young ones will likely get damaged more by cold)

I remember seeing someone grow a particular hardy type outside next to their house in Michigan. (it was in Southern Michigan along Lake Michigan allowing a milder winter due to water effects) I think any place can grow some palms as long as the temperatures don't get much below zero in the average year. (also areas that might not of allowed any to grow likely can now due to milder winters in terms of yearly mininums and new cultivar types that might be more cold-tolerant)
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Old 08-29-2010, 04:03 PM
 
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The native palm tree in orlando has to be the washintonia, there are forests full of them over here.
You must mean the Sable palm. They are the state tree of Florida and grow like weeds throughout the state. The Washingtonia are native to more arid regions.
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Old 08-30-2010, 06:57 AM
 
Location: Idaho Desert
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^^^ I remember seeing the last type posted as being particularly cold-tolerant. Some of the links mentioned mature trees can survive temperatures of around zero or slightly below that. The location it is listed in Idaho has winters just mild enough for it to survive unprotected. (note it is a mature tree since young ones will likely get damaged more by cold)

I remember seeing someone grow a particular hardy type outside next to their house in Michigan. (it was in Southern Michigan along Lake Michigan allowing a milder winter due to water effects) I think any place can grow some palms as long as the temperatures don't get much below zero in the average year. (also areas that might not of allowed any to grow likely can now due to milder winters in terms of yearly mininums and new cultivar types that might be more cold-tolerant)
The trachycarpus palms in the pics freeze back most winters, but rebound by summer. They are a very cool to see with a full crown.

They lost several palms the first year and only the largest survived. This is a zone 6b, but even then a bad winter may wipe them out.

Some people say it is because of globel-warming that palms are poping up all over, but I think it is more because of the internet. The info on hardy palms is easy to find on the web, and palms for us northern people are easy to order now. In the past a person would have had to drive all the way south to buy a palm, now they can order one and know wich one will do best in their area.
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Old 08-31-2010, 12:42 PM
 
Location: Long Island/NYC
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I just saw 2 beautiful Coconut Palms in Queens.
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Old 08-31-2010, 02:28 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia,New Jersey, NYC!
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^^ lol
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Old 08-31-2010, 04:25 PM
 
Location: MN
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I have two palm trees in my backyard!
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Old 09-02-2010, 01:22 PM
 
Location: Charleston
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You must mean the Sable palm. They are the state tree of Florida and grow like weeds throughout the state. The Washingtonia are native to more arid regions.
True, Washingtonia are all over Southern California. I have never seen any in Florida, not even in Miami. The Sable Palmetto is also the state tree of South Carolina where I currently live.
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Old 09-03-2010, 01:41 AM
 
Location: Upper East Side of Texas
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I have two palm trees in my backyard!
Yes, there are some very cold hardy palms out there that will survive ya'lls sub-arctic Winters.
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Old 09-03-2010, 05:00 AM
 
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True, Washingtonia are all over Southern California. I have never seen any in Florida, not even in Miami. The Sable Palmetto is also the state tree of South Carolina where I currently live.
They have them in Florida, not nearly as many as places out West, but they have them.
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