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Old 08-17-2017, 11:03 AM
 
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Some Portland OR palms just down the street:

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Old 08-28-2017, 07:21 AM
 
Location: Broward County, FL
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Some Portland OR palms just down the street:
Interesting. You would think somewhere like Brookings (which is actually slightly warmer than the North Coast of California) would be the best climate for them in the state, but still Portland is mild enough for them to survive there it seems.
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Old 08-28-2017, 05:08 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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Some Portland OR palms just down the street:
Those look nice. Ireland has a type of palm plant which grows near the coast, which also may surprise people being a similar climate to the PNW.


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Old 08-28-2017, 07:32 PM
 
Location: Seattle WA, USA
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Interesting. You would think somewhere like Brookings (which is actually slightly warmer than the North Coast of California) would be the best climate for them in the state, but still Portland is mild enough for them to survive there it seems.
Those are Chinese windmill fan palms, they are very tolerant of cool temperatures, in fact they hate the heat. There are a lot of them in the Seattle area too.

https://www.google.com/maps/@47.2430...2!8i6656?hl=en

https://www.google.com/maps/@47.3296...2!8i6656?hl=en

https://www.google.com/maps/@47.3244...2!8i6656?hl=en

https://www.google.com/maps/@47.3521...2!8i6656?hl=en

https://www.google.com/maps/@47.3504...2!8i6656?hl=en

https://www.google.com/maps/@47.3224...2!8i6656?hl=en

https://www.google.com/maps/@47.5929...2!8i6656?hl=en

Yuccas can also grow quite large here too
https://www.google.com/maps/@47.3501...2!8i6656?hl=en
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Old 08-30-2017, 05:13 PM
 
Location: Alexandria, Commonwealth of Virginia
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Does Virginia get palm trees? I often think of the Palm Tree line being somewhere around Wilmington NC and South.
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Old 08-30-2017, 09:29 PM
 
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Does Virginia get palm trees? I often think of the Palm Tree line being somewhere around Wilmington NC and South.
I believe they *may* be native in faaaaaar southeast Virginia but I doubt it. I always think of cypress when I think of Virginia. I think NC is the northernmost limit.
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Old 09-01-2017, 02:57 PM
 
Location: Downtown Phoenix, AZ
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I believe they *may* be native in faaaaaar southeast Virginia but I doubt it. I always think of cypress when I think of Virginia. I think NC is the northernmost limit.
Generally, places like New Bern and Kill Devil Hills are the northern limit
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Old 09-01-2017, 04:12 PM
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Location: Ontario
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Interesting. You would think somewhere like Brookings (which is actually slightly warmer than the North Coast of California) would be the best climate for them in the state, but still Portland is mild enough for them to survive there it seems.
Yeah, but they are only Windmill palms.

Yawn....Vancouver and Victoria, BC have tons of those.

Brookings has CIDPs...Canary Island Date Palms
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Old 09-02-2017, 08:35 AM
 
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Why do people think windmill palms don't count?
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Old 09-03-2017, 04:27 PM
 
Location: Downtown Phoenix, AZ
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Why do people think windmill palms don't count?
Because they don't trunk like a Washingtonia, Roystonea or CIDP, and can grow in borderline Continental Climates, which the trunking palms can't
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