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Old 08-07-2015, 08:25 AM
 
Location: Freiburg
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No, I love palm trees. Not all of them because some of them are really ugly.

My favorite palms are these large ones. I dunno what they are called but they grow quite happily in Malaga and Los Angeles.
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Old 08-07-2015, 08:27 AM
 
Location: South Jersey
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I like them where they belong. Don't want to see any up here. But I loved seeing Palm trees in coastal South Carolina. Also in the Caribbean. It's a novelty for me.
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Old 08-07-2015, 08:36 AM
 
Location: St Paul's Bay, Malta
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No, I love palm trees. Not all of them because some of them are really ugly.

My favorite palms are these large ones. I dunno what they are called but they grow quite happily in Malaga and Los Angeles.
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They are Washingtonia robusta... Very commonly planted in Malta too & they self seed in my garden from two palms just up the road

Those that say they dislike palms I'm sure could find at least one type that they would like, as there are almost 4000 different species of palm, with different types, shapes, colours of leaf, growing to different heights & growing in a wide range of different climatic conditions...

One of my favourites is this, Chambeyronia macrocarpa, the Flame Thrower Palm, as the new leaf opens red before turning green
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Old 08-07-2015, 09:01 AM
 
Location: Long Island/NYC
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Washingtonia robusta & Phoenix dactylifera are my favorite, but a Sabal palmetto with the full "lollipop" crown gets a nod as well. How can anyone dislike them?
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Old 08-07-2015, 09:04 AM
 
Location: Morgantown, WV
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When we lived in South Florida there were 4 coconut palms lining each side of our driveway. They were beautiful to look at and produced a lot of coconuts, but they left this black resin/tar coating all over the vehicles that was extremely difficult to clean. I eventually grew to hate them.
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Old 08-07-2015, 09:12 AM
 
Location: Leeds, UK
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I like the ones that you see lining the streets of LA, whatever they are called. Washingtonia robusta?
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Old 08-07-2015, 09:46 AM
 
Location: Lexington, KY
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Palms I especially like...

Sabal:

http://floridamemory.com/blog/wp-con...06/DG00158.jpg
http://plants2you.com/wp-content/uploads/Sabal-Palm.jpg

Butia:

http://www.palmsonline.co.nz/images/...%20website.jpg

Bismarckia:

http://allthingsplants.com/pics/2012...dy1/3de30d.jpg

Coconut:

https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com...4a0a7b47fa.jpg
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Old 08-07-2015, 03:26 PM
 
Location: Central Louisiana
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I like palm trees, but it's also important to have snow and some decent cold spells. I would be ok living somewhere with just some cold-hardy palms or maybe even no palms.

Here is a Google Streetview pic of some palm trees in my area. I like these, but I'm not sure what type they are.

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Old 08-07-2015, 03:33 PM
 
Location: St Paul's Bay, Malta
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Trachycarpus fortunei, very cold hardy & quite commonly grown in the UK, there is even one growing outside at Edinburgh Botanical Garden in Scotland...
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Old 08-07-2015, 03:38 PM
 
Location: Leeds, UK
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Canary Island Date Palms growing in Leeds.. quite small, but they were only planted in the past couple of years.



^^ this image was taken in April this year. Still looking rather healthy.
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