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Old Today, 07:18 PM
Status: "Subtropical climates don't necessarily have 12 warm months." (set 13 days ago)
Location: Putnam County, TN
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River Cane

Adam's Needle Yucca

Japanese Banana

Needle Palm

Which do you prefer most? Second most? Least?

As for me...

Needle Palm wins this with River Cane as a close second. My favorite plants are woody broad-leaved evergreens that'll actually grow in ALL humid subtropical climates.

After that, Adam's Needle Yucca defeats Japanese Banana in a muddy city-wrecking landslide caused by a magnitude 10 earthquake. I prefer evergreen over deciduous, even if it's an extremely small and scrubby-looking conifer over a massive, lush-looking, flowering big-leaved deciduous tree. Besides, Japanese Banana are dormant even longer than almost all deciduous trees/shrubs here, they're not North American natives, and they don't even have a perennial trunk! Birch (especially River Birch) and fruit trees are the sole exceptions to my evergreen/semi-evergreen rule, as they at least have interesting bark or will bear sweetness.

P.S.: I DID get this idea from the "Battle of the climates" type threads in the Weather forum and will likely be making more of these. If they so wish, the mods are welcome to set a limit on these types of threads, as I still don't want to choke out everyone else nor encourage others to.
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