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Old 08-04-2008, 09:35 PM
 
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Default Palm trees

What U.S states has palm trees?

And... how come the palm trees in Florida looks almost dead when they get so much rain and sunshine, while S. California's Palms looks fresh and doesn't get rain at summer
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Old 08-04-2008, 10:28 PM
 
Location: Midessa, Texas Home Yangzhou, Jiangsu temporarily
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Depends on the type of palm. Washingtonia filifera and Washingtonia robusta are common in California and are native to dry climates. They will grow in humid areas but usually look much better dryer locales.

Washingtonia robusta in Los Angeles:



As for your other question, any state with zone 7 (pink zone) hardiness or warmer can usually support some kind of palm, but to have large palms probably zone 8 (green zone, not the bright green but the other one south of the pink) or warmer is required.

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Old 08-04-2008, 11:47 PM
 
Location: Sun Diego, CA
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Palm trees are the greatest trees of all. Everytime I see them it reminds me that Im in paradise.
After living in Utah for ten years, there was nothing more heartworming and homecoming than driving into California and watching the palms.
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Old 08-04-2008, 11:54 PM
 
Location: New Mexico to Texas
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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.
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Old 08-05-2008, 12:07 AM
 
Location: Chicago, IL
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Originally Posted by desert sun View Post
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 Hawaii
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Old 08-05-2008, 12:24 AM
 
Location: New Mexico to Texas
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Texas--


Utah--


Nevada--


Louisiana--


Mississippi--


Alabama--


Georgia--


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Old 08-05-2008, 12:32 AM
 
Location: New Mexico to Texas
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Virginia Beach,VA palms--




looks like they have to protect these in VA in the winter
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Old 08-05-2008, 09:12 AM
 
Location: Jacksonville,Florida
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The Miami metropolitan area I would consider to be the "Palm Tree Capital "of the United States with the many variety of palm trees there are. They have Coconut palms ,Royal Palms,Date Palms,Queen Palms,Date Palme,Sabal Palms,Fan Palms and palmetto trees. There isn't a road you go down in Miami that you don't see a palm tree.

I think the palmetto trees are drab looking which are in the above photo,the majorityof the palms in the Miami metro area are the Royal Palm which have a stately look to them,Sabal and Cococonut. The only other place in the U.S. you will find Royal and Coconut Palms are in Hawaii
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Old 08-05-2008, 09:16 AM
 
Location: AZ
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Illinois too! LOLOLOL





I dont even know what it is... some type of fan palm? Anyways, a lot of people here use palms of different varieties from May until late September, then they go back inside, except this guys' palm that stays outside year round. LOL Does that count? HAHAHA
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Old 08-05-2008, 09:18 AM
 
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i love palm treeeeees. they make me sooooo happy. living in northern VA most of my life, we didnt see any...and the only time we did was at Ocean City maryland where they would plant Coconut palms every year. what a waste of money lol


now that im in jax...i got one in my front yard



florida i think has the best too. just cause they can have all kinds.
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