U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > General U.S.
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 09-12-2016, 06:00 PM
BMI
 
Location: Ontario
7,262 posts, read 4,492,065 times
Reputation: 5593

Advertisements

Quote:
Originally Posted by ABQConvict View Post
Regarding the bolded part of the quoted text, never.

Unless you are referring to cultivated palms which can be found in Albuquerque itself and points north. Those would be the cold-hardy palms like Washintonia robusta.

In southern New Mexico there are some cultivated, taller 'tree-like' palms, Washingtonia filifera (?) as far north as Truth or Consequences (zone 8a), but they are not native to the region and difficult to successfully keep alive due to frosts and/or dryness. Otherwise I suspect they would be more common.

This thread has some pictures of palms in T or C.
Palms in Truth or Consequences, NM - TRAVEL LOGS - PalmTalk
You're mixing up Washingtonias ....Filifera is more cold hardy, Robusta less cold hardy.
All Washingtonia Palms seen in ABQ area are Filifera....Las Cruces area has both, though the big freeze of
Feb 2011 killed a lot of the Robustas....Filiferas, no problem, they are tough, native to AZ, CA, and NV,
they can handle cold and drought well. Washingtonia Filifera is what mainly the palm you see in St. George, Utah.

Generally Filiferas have a thicker trunk, Robustas, taller, skinnier, native to NW Mexico,
those tall "sky dusters" seen in SoCal.

Truth or Consequences/Elephant Butte are located in a milder micro climate,
Average low temps are much milder than Socorro to the North and even Hatch to the south,
in fact average lows are not much different then Las Cruces.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 09-12-2016, 06:02 PM
 
Location: Coastal Georgia
37,092 posts, read 45,594,679 times
Reputation: 61699
South Carolina, on 95S.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-12-2016, 06:26 PM
 
Location: Downtown Phoenix, AZ
18,924 posts, read 6,850,118 times
Reputation: 5841
Quote:
Originally Posted by BMI View Post
You're mixing up Washingtonias ....Filifera is more cold hardy, Robusta less cold hardy.
All Washingtonia Palms seen in ABQ area are Filifera....Las Cruces area has both, though the big freeze of
Feb 2011 killed a lot of the Robustas....Filiferas, no problem, they are tough, native to AZ, CA, and NV,
they can handle cold and drought well. Washingtonia Filifera is what mainly the palm you see in St. George, Utah.

Generally Filiferas have a thicker trunk, Robustas, taller, skinnier, native to NW Mexico,
those tall "sky dusters" seen in SoCal.

Truth or Consequences/Elephant Butte are located in a milder micro climate,
Average low temps are much milder than Socorro to the North and even Hatch to the south,
in fact average lows are not much different then Las Cruces.
He did mix them up, and you are right, Filifera are like the sole palm tree in St George, as well as Nogales, Globe, Sedona and Kingman in AZ
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-12-2016, 10:07 PM
 
Location: San Francisco/East Bay and Los Angeles, formerly DC and Boston
2,138 posts, read 3,429,651 times
Reputation: 1811
I-95 you start to see them at the NC/SC border, but not in great quantities until you get closer to Hilton Head
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-12-2016, 10:26 PM
 
1,039 posts, read 1,444,772 times
Reputation: 1247
In Texas, the coastal areas are a good place to see palms. Palms can be found all around Houston, particularly south of the demarcation between the pine forest belt and the coastal region. The demarcation runs east to west through the city. Many retail, office complexes, and hotels use palms for landscaping, as does the city in the public spaces. Not nearly as much as places in Florida, but quite a lot, and increasing. Galveston and Corpus Christi are great places to see palms. Cities such as San Antonio, Austin, and Dallas do have some, but not really too many.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-13-2016, 05:47 AM
 
44 posts, read 26,379 times
Reputation: 49
south GA, and even Dothan AL
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-13-2016, 07:06 AM
BMI
 
Location: Ontario
7,262 posts, read 4,492,065 times
Reputation: 5593
Quote:
Originally Posted by Weatherguy View Post
In Texas, the coastal areas are a good place to see palms. Palms can be found all around Houston, particularly south of the demarcation between the pine forest belt and the coastal region. The demarcation runs east to west through the city. Many retail, office complexes, and hotels use palms for landscaping, as does the city in the public spaces. Not nearly as much as places in Florida, but quite a lot, and increasing. Galveston and Corpus Christi are great places to see palms. Cities such as San Antonio, Austin, and Dallas do have some, but not really too many.
Don't forget El Paso ....tons of palms, more noticeable as there are less trees/greenery.

I've seen some palms in Midland/Odessa too.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-13-2016, 07:38 AM
 
Location: Windsor Ontario/Colchester Ontario
1,500 posts, read 1,350,579 times
Reputation: 1723
Coming down I 75 you usually see the first palms around Macon Georgia. In South Carolina coming from the north west you start to see them in Columbia. By the time you hit the southern portion of both states palms are pretty much visible everywhere.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-13-2016, 08:03 AM
 
Location: Downtown Phoenix, AZ
18,924 posts, read 6,850,118 times
Reputation: 5841
Quote:
Originally Posted by Weatherguy View Post
In Texas, the coastal areas are a good place to see palms. Palms can be found all around Houston, particularly south of the demarcation between the pine forest belt and the coastal region. The demarcation runs east to west through the city. Many retail, office complexes, and hotels use palms for landscaping, as does the city in the public spaces. Not nearly as much as places in Florida, but quite a lot, and increasing. Galveston and Corpus Christi are great places to see palms. Cities such as San Antonio, Austin, and Dallas do have some, but not really too many.
I've never seen a palm tree in Dallas, the only ones there must be in people's back yards where they protect them in the winter; I have seen palms in San Antonio though, especially downtown
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-13-2016, 12:18 PM
 
Location: Windsor Ontario/Colchester Ontario
1,500 posts, read 1,350,579 times
Reputation: 1723
Quote:
Originally Posted by FirebirdCamaro1220 View Post
I've never seen a palm tree in Dallas, the only ones there must be in people's back yards where they protect them in the winter; I have seen palms in San Antonio though, especially downtown
There are lots of palm trees in Dallas that aren't protected, huge ones that are much higher than the roofs of the houses, quite a few different kinds as well.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:


Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > General U.S.
Similar Threads
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2019, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top