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S. Birmingham and T. fortunei at Jaycee Park

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I read about Jaycee Park in Raleigh having some Sabal Birmingham and since I'm nearby I visited a couple weeks ago and took some pictures. I figured I'd make an account here and share the pictures with you guys. Also, the Gary's Nursery website has some old pictures of these palms that you can compare with: http://www.garysnursery.com/RaleighPalms.html

They all seem to be doing fine, though the one Birmingham that's out in the open did seem to have a decent amount of damage on some of its fronds. Here in Raleigh, we did see single digit temperatures back in January one day, and I believe the high was at or just below freezing for that day too, but that didn't seem to bother these palms that much.

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Thanks for the update!  I planted a Sabal Birmingham in my yard and hope to see it become a large palmetto in my zone 7b/8a climate.  Seems here that watering a lot helps the growth rate.  Mine withstood down to 12F with protection (a styrofoam cooler, no additional heat).

 

Sabals seem pretty resilient and cold-moisture tolerant.  With a bit of TLC  and increasingly warmer temperatures they may turn out to be a viable option for here.

 

I would love to hear and see any other anecdotes of Sabal birmingham or palmetto in zone 7b or 8a climates trucking along! 

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I planted a gal sized sabal Birmingham in my Dallas garden in 2002.  It has been the slowest growing of any palm I've grown, sabal uresana has been a close second!  The trunk has about 18" of height w/ leaf tips reaching about 9'.  I planted a washingtonia filibusta that same year- it has more than 30' of trunk and a trunk diameter of 32".  I've found sabal Mexicana to be much faster than Birmingham in N Tx.  

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