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My buddy was working on a landscaping job today and came across some more unique options (for MB) while picking up sod. Sooo i had to go look for myself :D. Some really nice looking Livistona Decora as well as some Phoenix Sylvestris. I really hope this trend continues. 

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Reyes Vargas

Livistona decora should be planted more.  My decora survived 22f/23f during this past arctic blast Texas got without any damage.

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Meangreen94z

Nice, they even trimmed them to match.

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floridaPalmMan

Sweet baby Jesus I wish so badly to have some Sylvesters in my front yard. Those are all gorgeous 

But I'm just so afraid of the investment in an 8b climate zone. I'd never be able to relax during the winters

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parsons acre

Dave those are some real beauties... if he sanpped the pics at a retailer.  can i have the na,me.. ill be sure to say who sent me.. thanks

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DAVEinMB
3 hours ago, Reyes Vargas said:

Livistona decora should be planted more.  My decora survived 22f/23f during this past arctic blast Texas got without any damage.

I planted a 5g from @TexasColdHardyPalms this past spring and didn't protect it this winter. Lowest it saw was 24f with a handful of nights in the 20s. Doesn't seem to care at all. Was a very wet winter as well

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DAVEinMB
2 hours ago, floridaPalmMan said:

Sweet baby Jesus I wish so badly to have some Sylvesters in my front yard. Those are all gorgeous 

But I'm just so afraid of the investment in an 8b climate zone. I'd never be able to relax during the winters

I completely understand, that's the roll of the dice with marginal palms. I would venture to say 8b Florida would suit a Sylvester tho

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2 hours ago, parsons acre said:

Dave those are some real beauties... if he sanpped the pics at a retailer.  can i have the na,me.. ill be sure to say who sent me.. thanks

Big daddy's on 707

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46 minutes ago, DAVEinMB said:

I completely understand, that's the roll of the dice with marginal palms. I would venture to say 8b Florida would suit a Sylvester tho

It all depends on whether or not that ' new climate zone' thread is accurate and northern florida is now in fact zone 9a.

I'd still be on edge during the winters but Id actually believe in the possibility of a few long term sylvesters here

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RJ
12 hours ago, DAVEinMB said:

I planted a 5g from @TexasColdHardyPalms this past spring and didn't protect it this winter. Lowest it saw was 24f with a handful of nights in the 20s. Doesn't seem to care at all. Was a very wet winter as well

There are some large ones around Lake Murray that have been there for years. 

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1 hour ago, RJ said:

There are some large ones around Lake Murray that have been there for years. 

I remember seeing a post on here showing a pretty big one at the Columbia zoo as well. If they can get to maturity in and around Columbia you would think they'd be solid on the coast

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3 minutes ago, DAVEinMB said:

I remember seeing a post on here showing a pretty big one at the Columbia zoo as well. If they can get to maturity in and around Columbia you would think they'd be solid on the coast

There is a good sized decora at the zoo. It's in a nice microclimate.  Most consider Columbia an 8b, although it certainly isn't official. Around the lake is considerably milder then the outskirts. Lake murray bottoms out temp wise in the upper 50's. My folks live on the lake and have only seen 28 this year once. 

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ExperimentalGrower

Livistona decora should be planted in place of Washingtonias imo. It’s a more attractive palm and just about as hardy. 

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15 hours ago, ExperimentalGrower said:

Livistona decora should be planted in place of Washingtonias imo. It’s a more attractive palm and just about as hardy. 

Amen. And it is not prone to fusarium wilt. Because it is dioecious it is less apt to pepper your yard with seeds/seedlings. I have five adult decoras and none have yet to grow a viable seed.

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