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Nice Palm Plantings In The South Carolina Low Country

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I took these pictures a few days ago right before getting onto Hilton Head Island. There are some nice big palm plantings in the low country! I’ve seen mature date palms in the area the last times I visited in 2016 and 2017, now it seems like they are taking full advantage of having the right conditions to grow them! 

 

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DoomsDave

More palms make the world a better place . . . .

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Darold Petty

Conventional wisdom says that date palms don't like high humidity.  How long have these palms (from the first image)  been installed at this location?  :) 

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JLM

Those Mules look great!

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PalmTreeDude
3 hours ago, Darold Petty said:

Conventional wisdom says that date palms don't like high humidity.  How long have these palms (from the first image)  been installed at this location?  :) 

I’m not sure how long, but these are on the island itself and I’ve seen these ones in 2016, this picture is from less than an our ago. 

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6 hours ago, PalmTreeDude said:

I took these pictures a few days ago right before getting onto Hilton Head Island. There are some nice big palm plantings in the low country! I’ve seen mature date palms in the area the last times I visited in 2016 and 2017, now it seems like they are taking full advantage of having the right conditions to grow them! 

 

 

 

 

 

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Wow, that looks like a scene out of central Florida. It’s great to see this in SC!

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21 hours ago, Darold Petty said:

Conventional wisdom says that date palms don't like high humidity.  How long have these palms (from the first image)  been installed at this location?  :) 

Ones started in high humidity grow fine, the ones transplanted from say AZ to FL don't do well. The dates are not really edible, or should I say certainly not attractive when grown in high humidity.

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37 minutes ago, redant said:

Ones started in high humidity grow fine, the ones transplanted from say AZ to FL don't do well. The dates are not really edible, or should I say certainly not attractive when grown in high humidity.

Actually it has more to do with the variety of date. The Medjool cultivar originates in a more humid area of the world than other varieties. This is the one that has been popularized in south Florida which as you know has plenty of humidity. The first Medjool palms came to Florida from the California desert as described in the long but interesting history of the founding of Groundworks of Boynton Beach:

https://datepalm.com/groundworks-history

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Darold Petty

Thanks for the link, very interesting !  :greenthumb:

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