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Anyone Got Pictures of zone 8+ Palms In Zone 7 or Below?
Anyone have pictures of zone 8+ palms in zones 7 or lower? Please post them here!
Palm ID needed! What kind of Phoenix palm? In Columbia, SC!
I know this is probably better suited for the cold hardy forum, But I thought I could use the help from some of you Californians- as this is certainly NOT a cold hardy palm in my area!
So, there is only one other Phoenix palm in the Columbia area that I know of and it's a Canariensis. The following palms pictured below seem to be some sort of hybrid with a suckering habit. The fronds are a no-doubt striking grey/bluish color. Not green like a Canariensis. These two survived the frigid winters of 2014 and 2015 where we got down to 10 and 11 degrees. Interestingly enough, these palms were planted in front of a brick clubhouse in a rather nice neighborhood right off of the lake, so it's no doubt this helped. The lake is approximately 250 yards away while the building blocks the north/northwest winds and the palms face in a south/southeast direction.
Sorry in advance for the bad pictures; I managed to snap these pictures right before the sun went down. Hopefully I can post more when the sun is out if anyone wants a better look.
Thanks in advance!
Duppy's 2nd Annual Mule Update, now with Bismarckia!
It's been a rough year already. Baseball sized hail that is getting me a new roof, gutters, exterior doors and 3 windows. The mules took it like a champ. The Bizzy well, that little dork is a fighter! First the mules.
Day 1 in the ground.
12 Months later.
And now 2 years in the ground. The one on the right measures in at 7.5 feet to the top of the oldest spear.
Palms for Austin Texas
By Ed in Houston
A friend bought a home in Austin Texas and would like to plant palms.
Where in Austin is a good place to shop for cold hardy palms that are also adapted to the local soil and do not require too much watering.
He is limited to planting 5 gallon sizes.
He is in a 8b climate.
He already has a Sabal Mexicana from seeds collected locally.
Thanks.....Ed in Houston
Washingtonia filibusta in West Columbia, SC
By Scot from SC
I drove to the Columbia area today to run some errands, and I took a quick picture of the decades old Washingtonia there. Please excuse the photograph's quality; it was taken with my cell phone's camera.