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Here are some blue cold hardy palms that I have grown as seedlings in Dallas, TX zone 8b. 
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Brahea armata 9D2627A5-086C-4378-8BFD-0856583B8F56.thumb.jpeg.66cdffb50d269dfbc54c38a2b896fe0a.jpeg

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C. Humilis. “ cerifera”

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TonyDFW

The last blue palm in the final image is Sabal uresana. It is to the left of the Brahea armata 

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Darold Petty

Hi Tony, nice to see you posting again !

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kinzyjr

Love seeing your garden @TonyDFW!  First time I saw it was probably 10 or more years ago on the Amazing Gardens website.

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NickRB223

Incredible!

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Silas_Sancona

Gotta love anything blue, Great selection Tony.  That C. humilis ' Cerifera'  though:drool: Like the Bamboo as a backdrop as well. 

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Swolte

Wow, very impressive! What type of bamboo is that?
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TonyDFW

Phyllostachys viridis “ Robert Young” it is a Japanese timber bamboo. 

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Fusca

Tony, did you grow that Brahea armata from seed as well?  If so how long did it take to get it to that size?  Looking great!

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Trent

Great looking collection of blue palms! Can't wait for my 3 Sabal Uresana to put on some size and to get a big Brahea Armata in ground in the spring!

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jimmyt

Who said you can't have an Oasis in the middle of Dallas, TX.   Great job, Tony.   Inspirational for all of us!

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OC2Texaspalmlvr

Really surprised no Bizzie ? Awesome palms regardless tho :greenthumb:

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TonyDFW

The large Brahea I grew from a seedling and it has been there 18 years 

it’s too cold for bizzies. 

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TonyDFW

You can seed my large Blue Brahea in this image for comparison. All the palms have been grown as seedlings. 

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OC2Texaspalmlvr
53 minutes ago, TonyDFW said:

it’s too cold for bizzies. 

Your right my bad i forget how much colder Dallas is compared to Houston area. I thought @TexasColdHardyPalmsgrew bizzies for that area tho ? 

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TexasColdHardyPalms

I have bismarckia that will live 100% in houston and San Antonio. I grow them in DFW but they are only slightly hardier than a queen so they wont make it here longterm. 

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OC2Texaspalmlvr
3 minutes ago, TexasColdHardyPalms said:

I have bismarckia that will live 100% in houston and San Antonio. I grow them in DFW but they are only slightly hardier than a queen so they wont make it here longterm. 

:greenthumb: Definitely good to know 

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TexasColdHardyPalms

Brahea decumbens and mazaris also do amazingly well. Mazari have proven to be reliable to upper single digits without issue.  

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knikfar
On 9/24/2019 at 8:46 PM, TonyDFW said:

How long did it take for these to grow from seedlings to this size? 

 

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Meangreen94z

Nice. The slightly lower humidity of Dallas must be enough, that Brahea Armata looks more robust than those along the gulf coast.

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Meangreen94z
On 9/27/2019 at 2:05 PM, knikfar said:

 

He mentioned 18 years above^

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Matt N- Dallas

Awesome examples of palms that thrive in Dallas!  

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Bigfish

No Silver Saw Palmetto, @TonyDFW?  Everything looks great!

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