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Old 08-02-2017, 11:09 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis, MN
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They sustain damage at temps below 14F and don't like temps below 20F. The hardiest Washingtonias are Zone 8B, and that's in dry areas. In humid climates, they are only reliable at Zone 9A, and that is I-10 southward from Texas Eastward.

And last time I was in Dallas, which is Zone 8A, I didn't see one single palm tree.
All the palm trees seem to be congregated around Mexican restaurants. They look tacky in Dallas, IMO. Look better along the coast where they blend with the vegetation.
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Old 08-02-2017, 11:56 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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All the palm trees seem to be congregated around Mexican restaurants. They look tacky in Dallas, IMO. Look better along the coast where they blend with the vegetation.
That explains the huge population of palms in El Paso.
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Old 08-03-2017, 12:38 AM
 
Location: Minneapolis, MN
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That explains the huge population of palms in El Paso.

Lol maybe? My rule of thumb is; if you're in North Texas and wanna find either a palm tree or an Italian cypress, go to a Mexican restaurant.
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Old 08-03-2017, 06:08 AM
 
Location: Downtown Phoenix, AZ
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That explains the huge population of palms in El Paso.
El Paso is one Hardiness zone higher than Dallas (8B El Paso vs 8A Dallas) and is in a desert climate. And is on the I-10 like I said
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Old 08-03-2017, 09:58 AM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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El Paso is one Hardiness zone higher than Dallas (8B El Paso vs 8A Dallas) and is in a desert climate. And is on the I-10 like I said
It is also near the 4000' mark.

To be fair though, a lot of them did freeze like 5 years ago.
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Old 08-03-2017, 12:59 PM
 
Location: Downtown Phoenix, AZ
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It is also near the 4000' mark.

To be fair though, a lot of them did freeze like 5 years ago.
That was that big 2011 freeze east of the Rockies, right? Didn't El Paso go below 14 during that spell? Some of that cold even went west. Phoenix had a low of 29 one day during that spell!
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Old 08-06-2017, 12:22 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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That was that big 2011 freeze east of the Rockies, right? Didn't El Paso go below 14 during that spell? Some of that cold even went west. Phoenix had a low of 29 one day during that spell!
El Paso is nowhere near the Rockies, but I think yes, It may be that same spell. You remember better than I do apparently.
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Old 08-06-2017, 04:14 PM
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Location: Ontario
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Alaska

And I mean the interior of Alaska.

Remember I live in Canada, so most places in the USA to me are not cold
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Old 08-06-2017, 08:05 PM
 
Location: Bel Air, California
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Alaska

And I mean the interior of Alaska.

Remember I live in Canada, so most places in the USA to me are not cold
when we go on a winter time international vacation in Minnesota, we'll often head south to Toronto for warmth
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Old 08-06-2017, 08:15 PM
 
Location: Dallas, Texas
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North of I-40.
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