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Swolte

Whats the best Palm for this spot!

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Swolte

Dear all,

Hoping to get some advice!

I am in Texas zone 8B and I have a spot that gets afternoon sun between large cedars (blocking morning sun) and a wax Myrtle (blocking evening sun). In addition, there is a deep gully (often has some water streaming through it) next to it which may provide an extra moist micro-climate. 

I am looking for a palm that:
- Has silvery/grey or very light blue varieties (something that contrasts nicely with the cedars & myrtle).
- Gets at least 20ft tall (to stick above the myrtle at some point).
- Is not too terribly slow (e.g., Jubaea).

Oh, and since I am trying to collect different species in my yard, they cannot be a Sabal Uresana or Butia Odorata!

Cheers,

~ S

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Fusca

I'd suggest Brahea armata or Brahea clara "icy blue", although these would do better in full sun.  I think the clara is faster than the armata.  Merry Christmas!

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ruskinPalms

C. humilis var. argentea if you want something that clumps. 

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ruskinPalms

Phoenix sylvestris if you’re looking to go pinnate. 

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Matt N- Dallas

I’m not sure where you are in 8b- that zone covers a big area in TX.  For a wet area I agree w/ phoenix sylvestris.  In z9 I’d say paurotis palm. 

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dalmatiansoap

Trachycarpus sp. Nova, princeps....

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Swolte

Those are all great suggestions, thanks! Matt, I am in College Station, TX. Paurotis probably wouldn't make it here.
:)

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Merlyn2220

Sabal Uresana might be a candidate for that spot, supposedly cold hardy below 20F.  Here's some cold hardy discussion on that palm:

 

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