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I think they look better than the queens 

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Really full garden

It looks like I see some new growth ?

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Xerarch

Bizzy’s quite a bit tougher than previously given credit for. 

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necturus

Those guys are in a great spot. The real test will be the ones near me. If they make it while more of the queens nearby give up the ghost, then they really are the king.

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TexasColdHardyPalms

Bizzy > Queens. True Story.

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Sandy Loam

This is news to me:  Bismarckia Nobilis can take more cold than a Syagrus Romanzoffiana?  Even if the damage is worse to the Queen Palm's fronds, isn't the bud hardier in the queen palm? 

I don't know the answer to this question, but someone out there might know.

I thought I had read somewhere that Bismarckia were dead if your temperatures dropped below 22 F, whereas a queen can tolerate lower temperatures briefly.  

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37 minutes ago, Sandy Loam said:

This is news to me:  Bismarckia Nobilis can take more cold than a Syagrus Romanzoffiana?  Even if the damage is worse to the Queen Palm's fronds, isn't the bud hardier in the queen palm? 

I don't know the answer to this question, but someone out there might know.

I thought I had read somewhere that Bismarckia were dead if your temperatures dropped below 22 F, whereas a queen can tolerate lower temperatures briefly.  

My three small bismarckia in the ground didnt burn at 19 while the arenga engleri 15 foot away sustained 85% burn. The arenga is on the south side and more protected.  

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