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Old 03-29-2015, 07:41 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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There are 20 species of Palm native to Hawaii, but many are restricted to only one island.

The Southeastern states from Louisiana to the Carolinas have 13 native species, and some can tolerate cold as far north as North Carolina. Most are very small, like the Saw Palmetto. California has four naturally occurring species, and Texas and Arizona one each.

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Old 03-30-2015, 03:17 AM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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There are 20 species of Palm native to Hawaii, but many are restricted to only one island.

The Southeastern states from Louisiana to the Carolinas have 13 native species, and some can tolerate cold as far north as North Carolina. Most are very small, like the Saw Palmetto. California has four naturally occurring species, and Texas and Arizona one each.

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The Texas coast wasn't as palmy as I expected, at least not around Port Aransas.
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Old 03-30-2015, 11:48 PM
 
Location: A subtropical paradise
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The Texas coast wasn't as palmy as I expected, at least not around Port Aransas.
The reason is that, unlike the states of Florida, and California, much of the "money" in Texas does not exist along the coast; that is, in Florida, and California, much of the large, dynamic populated cities are right on the coast, whereas in Texas, apart from Houston, all the large cities are inland. This creates a mentality, as well as vibe, in Texas that precludes the vigorous use of palms in landscaping, unlike Florida, and California, despite the fact that Texas can grow large varieties of palms just as well as those states. In addition, it also means that much of the cities along the coast of Texas, particularly the areas on the Southern coastline, are not economically vibrant, and thus cannot afford the use of large amounts of palmy landscaping to the extents seen in California, and Florida.

With that said, palm trees grow very well in Southern/coastal Texas; in South Texas along the Rio Grande, you will see large areas of subtropical forest, with palm trees growing wild, and free. Further up the coast, through Houston, the forest start becoming subtropical rainforests, still with abundant palms growing through the under stories.
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Old 04-01-2015, 08:35 AM
 
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South Florida has by far the most aesthetically looking palm trees in the contiguous United States.
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Old 04-02-2015, 06:46 PM
 
Location: LoS ScAnDaLoUs KiLLa CaLI
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Palm "trees" (note, they aren't actually trees)
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