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Old 09-05-2016, 12:59 PM
 
Location: Lexington, KY
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No, you wish they can grow that there. Probably more than 95% of people could give less of a rat's ass over whether or not they can grow palm trees there.
There are plenty of palm trees in Columbia.
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Old 09-05-2016, 01:02 PM
 
Location: Broward County, FL
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There are plenty of palm trees in Columbia.
Very true. There's plenty of them. Also, there's other subtropical vegetation that aren't palm trees.
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Old 09-05-2016, 04:15 PM
 
Location: Mid Atlantic USA
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No, you wish they can grow that there. Probably more than 95% of people could give less of a rat's ass over whether or not they can grow palm trees there.


Me and the subtropical gardeners there wish they could grow there. Cause if they could it would mean Philly would have less extremes in winter too.
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Old 09-05-2016, 04:16 PM
 
Location: Mid Atlantic USA
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Very true. There's plenty of them. Also, there's other subtropical vegetation that aren't palm trees.


Sabal Palmetto's and Butia probably in protected areas. Nothing very tender can grow there like Phoenix species or livistona.
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Old 09-05-2016, 04:21 PM
 
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Me and the subtropical gardeners there wish they could grow there. Cause if they could it would mean Philly would have less extremes in winter too.
When genetic splicing advances, many tropical palms get get spliced with cold hardy DNA. At that point, winter extremes won't matter anymore.
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Old 09-05-2016, 10:07 PM
 
Location: Downtown Phoenix, AZ
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When genetic splicing advances, many tropical palms get get spliced with cold hardy DNA. At that point, winter extremes won't matter anymore.
Nobody is going to bother with that, a bad use of resources. Plus as others have said, it would take all the exoticness out of palms, it would be like making a $40,000 Ferarri.
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Old 09-05-2016, 10:27 PM
 
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Nobody is going to bother with that, a bad use of resources. Plus as others have said, it would take all the exoticness out of palms, it would be like making a $40,000 Ferarri.
Again, there are the obvious main purposes for such science; it doesn't mean that other, more personal desires can't be fulfilled.

And the gene splicing may turn out to make the palms hardy only to brief cold spells, not intense cold that lasts all winter. So, exoticness will still exist, gene splicing won't automatically mean palms in Antarctica just yet.
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Old 09-05-2016, 10:43 PM
 
Location: Leeds, UK
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Are you sure, I vaguely recall dunno and flamingalah saying London has come close to a freeze less winter but has never had one.
Leeds came close to having a freeze-less winter in 1989/1990. January and February never went below freezing, December went below freezing twice. February that year had a mean max of 11C.
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Old 09-05-2016, 11:01 PM
 
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Me and the subtropical gardeners there wish they could grow there. Cause if they could it would mean Philly would have less extremes in winter too.
Columbia is 2 hours from the coast and I am no palm expert but I know from know from visiting it has Sabal , Mexican Fan , Pindo , windmill . Pretty amazing subtropical climate , very far from the coast. The palms are all over the university and capital .

SC is the palm state , best state flag in the country with and most beautiful city in america in that state. gorgeous architecture





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Old 09-05-2016, 11:03 PM
 
Location: Leeds, UK
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My favourite palms are the really tall ones in LA.. I forget their name though. Washingtonias?

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They are so quintessentially Los Angeles.
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