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Near Anderson, SC 20191002_110804.thumb.jpg.0381615e6d98f11f6b225a9a5c350724.jpg

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Brad Mondel

Nope, those are small. This was about 20 feet tall.

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More palms near Anderson: 

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Brad Mondel

Theres a giant butia at a red lobster also!

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Jcalvin
On ‎10‎/‎3‎/‎2019 at 12:47 PM, Brad Mondel said:

More palms near Anderson: 

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I wish windmills looked that good down here. The only time they come close to looking like that is if in they're in the shade.

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knikfar

Anderson, SC is a solid zone 7b. I live in Raleigh, which is on the 8a side of 7b. So this gives me hope! 

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RJ
2 hours ago, knikfar said:

Anderson, SC is a solid zone 7b. I live in Raleigh, which is on the 8a side of 7b. So this gives me hope! 

I'm not sure why Butia seem to struggle so much in Raleigh. I used to live there many years ago. I don't recall ever seeing butia in household yards. I wasn't into palms then so maybe that's why? But I don't hear a lot of success stories with them up there. 

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Brad Mondel

Anderson is zone 8a. 

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Palms in Greenville today.20200115_193530.thumb.jpg.a2ecabbf789e14f7849a045b5fc219ae.jpg20200115_193518.thumb.jpg.62b7556cfbc39ceda6ed2ffb2e714f6f.jpg20200115_193506.thumb.jpg.63078ab34bb93cde18e83889555e26c3.jpg20200115_193447.thumb.jpg.ecbe9b3dfdb33dc6b4fb313aca30c88b.jpg20200115_193433.thumb.jpg.221daf730bcc5c3c66a7f08b6edc86df.jpg

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James760
On 10/4/2019 at 2:44 PM, Brad Mondel said:

Anderson is zone 8a. 

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What website are you using to get the zone?

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NC_Palm_Enthusiast
On 10/3/2019 at 12:47 PM, Brad Mondel said:

More palms near Anderson: 

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Wow those windmills look great! They remind me of some of the specimens I’ve seen in Raleigh- like this one:

 

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mdsonofthesouth

Butia is such a nice palm wish I could grow one reliably. 

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RJ
1 hour ago, mdsonofthesouth said:

Butia is such a nice palm wish I could grow one reliably. 

I think long term with no protection they're really a warm 8a palm. They're quite common around here and heavily neglected and I have yet to see one damaged by the cold. 

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mdsonofthesouth

I live in a warm 7a so aside from a few days a year I can grow trachycarpus and chamaerops easily. The only safe palms here are sabal minors and rhapidophyllum hystrix. Butia would be cool here but would look pretty bad and require babying. I need palms that will mature and have a chance in 25ish years when I move to Florida cause the wife won't care for them when I leave lol.

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cm05

I always felt Butias were a good candidate for zone pushing, they’re reasonably hardy and don’t get too big too quickly. I plan on planting mine if we stay in NY, which is looking less likely as time goes on (Charlotte, NC is looking very enticing). Borderline 7a/7b here, but if my Butia was planted I wouldn’t have had to protect it at all so far this winter.

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NC_Palm_Enthusiast
2 hours ago, cm05 said:

I always felt Butias were a good candidate for zone pushing, they’re reasonably hardy and don’t get too big too quickly. I plan on planting mine if we stay in NY, which is looking less likely as time goes on (Charlotte, NC is looking very enticing). Borderline 7a/7b here, but if my Butia was planted I wouldn’t have had to protect it at all so far this winter.

I’ve seen mature butias that look great in Charlotte. So if you do end up moving down here, I have no doubt you could grow them.

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