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Old 08-01-2009, 07:20 AM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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If you're talking native palms, definitely Florida and the Carolinas.

Planted - Florida and California take the cake. I'm sure Texas has quite a few too as well as the Carolinas and Louisiana, and of course Arizona.

Outside of Vegas, Nevada has surprisingly few, as the winters are quite harsh.
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Old 08-01-2009, 07:21 AM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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Miami's climate is not Tropical, it is Sub Tropical, there is a big difference.
Just because you're north of the Tropic of Cancer, does not necessarily mean you fall into a subtropical as opposed to true tropical climate.

Just as Hudson Bay is an arctic climate but lies in a subarctic latitude.
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Old 08-01-2009, 07:46 AM
 
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^^ Miami does fall below 40 degrees ocassionally... and its western areas could easily fall below 32
as far as I am concern when you have temps that low... there is no way you could be in a "tropical climate"

now summer is a different story... It might as well be as hot or hotter than the islands in the carribean
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Old 08-01-2009, 02:01 PM
 
Location: Long Island/NYC
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Miami does have a Tropical Climate because its average temperature (low temp and high temp averaged together) doesn't fall below 64.4. Cities such as Tampa, Orlando, and Brownsville are at a close latitude to Miami have a Subtropical Climate, even New York City, Philadelphia and Washington DC have a Subtropical Climate because their average temperatures (low temp and high temp averaged together) don't fall below 32 so location isn't always a good indicator of the climate.
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Old 08-01-2009, 02:20 PM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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If you're talking native palms, definitely Florida and the Carolinas.

Planted - Florida and California take the cake. I'm sure Texas has quite a few too as well as the Carolinas and Louisiana, and of course Arizona.

Outside of Vegas, Nevada has surprisingly few, as the winters are quite harsh.
Palm Trees are native to the south as a whole.
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Old 08-01-2009, 03:08 PM
 
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I have two palm trees in my backyard here in Minnesota.
I would like to see a picture of That. If they are potted, they don't count
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Old 08-01-2009, 03:14 PM
 
Location: MN
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I would like to see a picture of That. If they are potted, they don't count

They were potted for a while, and then I would bring them into the house in a sun room over the winter.. Now they are planted, but they are pretty harsh looking.. I just wrap them up in the winter... I have pics on my old desktop, Ill upload them soon.
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Old 08-01-2009, 03:15 PM
 
Location: MN
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I'm guessing they were windmill palms? Look like this...?


They are able to take very cold temperatures.

They look like this, but fatter stems/trunks
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Old 08-01-2009, 03:18 PM
 
Location: MN
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Anyone growing/grew any type of palm tree? - Minnesota Gardening Forum - GardenWeb

I originally copied and pasted the picture of a gentleman in IOWA, thought it might break some rules, so here is the link
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Old 11-17-2012, 12:50 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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Miami definitely has more than LA. Palms are not even native to LA. Miami also has a Tropical climate capable of supporting more species of palms then the mediterranean climate of SoCal.
Actually, there are a few native palms in LA. Besides, FL also has a lot of palms that aren't native. Queen Palm, Coconut Palm, Foxtail Palm, Veitchia, Cycads, Pygmy Date Palm, Date Palm, Canary Island Date Palm. The same ones as CA! Not to mention the Washington Fan Palm and Mexican Fan Palm, which are native to CA. And who cares if they aren't native? That doesn't make one place better for palms. You may have also noticed that the desert palms do not look as nice in FL as they do in CA.

Also, Hawaii has more palm trees than anywhere else. There isn't a type of palm tree that cannot be grown in Hawaii, unlike FL and CA
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