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What is the tallest palm you have seen in Texas. I know in Florida lightning gets them, is that an issue usually here too for tall palms?

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Meangreen94z

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NBTX11

Somewhere in the RGV

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Jcalvin
8 hours ago, Meangreen94z said:

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Doesn’t look like hurricane force winds or lightning are an issue.

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Meangreen94z

Those Washingtonia Robusta were south of Mission, Texas. Which is about 70 miles inland from the coast. South Texas rarely gets hit by high powered hurricanes. They always seem to go after Houston or Louisiana 

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NBTX11
9 hours ago, Meangreen94z said:

Those Washingtonia Robusta were south of Mission, Texas. Which is about 70 miles inland from the coast. South Texas rarely gets hit by high powered hurricanes. They always seem to go after Houston or Louisiana 

They don't look any taller than others I have seen in the RGV.  I have seen scenes like this in many other RGV locations.

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Xenon

The entire length of US-83 in Cameron and Hidalgo counties is littered with sky high robusta, there's a particularly impressive stretch between Weslaco and Pharr IIRC 

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20 minutes ago, Xenon said:

The entire length of US-83 in Cameron and Hidalgo counties is littered with sky high robusta, there's a particularly impressive stretch between Weslaco and Pharr IIRC 

+1. The photo being shown is not overly impressive for anywhere in the RGV. Run of the mill standard stuff. 

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Meangreen94z
12 hours ago, NBTX11 said:

They don't look any taller than others I have seen in the RGV.  I have seen scenes like this in many other RGV locations.

 

11 hours ago, NBTX11 said:

+1. The photo being shown is not overly impressive for anywhere in the RGV. Run of the mill standard stuff. 

Yes, there many tall Robusta palms in the RGV, most are in an RV park, in front of a trailer, or a run down house. I posted this picture as a good example. What have you posted? What has anyone else posted in this thread?

The whole cold hardy section is over run with a bunch of half dead Filibustas. I can barely come in this section anymore. 

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NBTX11
2 hours ago, Meangreen94z said:

 

Yes, there many tall Robusta palms in the RGV, most are in an RV park, in front of a trailer, or a run down house. I posted this picture as a good example. What have you posted? What has anyone else posted in this thread?

The whole cold hardy section is over run with a bunch of half dead Filibustas. I can barely come in this section anymore. 

This was not a knock on the photo posted, just an assessment that the picture is not out of the ordinary for South Texas.  I haven't been there in a while, otherwise I would have posted one.  Heck, I have seen palms almost this tall in neighborhoods in South San Antonio, 250 miles to the north.

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Meangreen94z
3 hours ago, NBTX11 said:

This was not a knock on the photo posted, just an assessment that the picture is not out of the ordinary for South Texas.  I haven't been there in a while, otherwise I would have posted one.  Heck, I have seen palms almost this tall in neighborhoods in South San Antonio, 250 miles to the north.

Then why not post pictures or something of substance instead of your typical?

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NBTX11
1 hour ago, Meangreen94z said:

Then why not post pictures or something of substance instead of your typical?

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Really. You’re pulling up a quote from almost two months ago?  What did you memorize what I posted and save it to your computer for later use???  I don’t even remember what I ate for breakfast yesterday, let alone what some anonymous poster said two months ago. 
 

Lighten up. No ill will was intended by any of my posts. Ever. 

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Meangreen94z
3 hours ago, NBTX11 said:

Really. You’re pulling up a quote from almost two months ago?  What did you memorize what I posted and save it to your computer for later use???  I don’t even remember what I ate for breakfast yesterday, let alone what some anonymous poster said two months ago. 
 

Lighten up. No ill will was intended by any of my posts. Ever. 

I clicked on your history and that was among the first posts after this thread. I don’t really care. You can post your opinion/experience, but maybe take pictures as well. 

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Graydon

Many of the tallest palms in the Rio Grande Valley are protected from wind, next to buildings.   There is one gigantic Royal Cuban on the west side of a multi-story hotel on South Padre Island.   I am not sure if it survived the last freeze.  (I am happy to report that the Royal Cuban palms at the University of Texas in Brownsville looked healthy. )  

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5 hours ago, Graydon said:

Many of the tallest palms in the Rio Grande Valley are protected from wind, next to buildings.   There is one gigantic Royal Cuban on the west side of a multi-story hotel on South Padre Island.   I am not sure if it survived the last freeze.  (I am happy to report that the Royal Cuban palms at the University of Texas in Brownsville looked healthy. )  

There are some royals in the RGV in the 60-70 ft+ range that might eclipse many of the robusta within the next decade or two if there isn't a really bad freeze. 

Photo from 2020 in Brownsville 

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Those SPI royals you mentioned (Radisson/Isla Grande) were already 7 stories tall when I first saw them in 2010:

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Photo (not mine) from 2011 near Harlingen 

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OC2Texaspalmlvr

@Xenon your like a Texas palm encyclopedia !!! You always bring great content to the cold hardy section ty 

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philinsydney

Xenon was posting when he was only 14!

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Graydon

I would say about thirty percent of Royal Cuban palms survived the 2021 February freeze in the Rio Grande Valley.     Still, many look quite stressed.    The one I mention on South Padre looks much better than most.     

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Xenon
23 minutes ago, Graydon said:

The one I mention on South Padre looks much better than most.     

Good to hear! Didn't look so good a few weeks post freeze

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And a recent-ish pic in Brownsville which was the warmest spot in the state 

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photos by Richard Travis 

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DreaminAboutPalms

This has got to be tallest one north of US 290. First showed signs of life early august and is growing steadily, even without any recent precipitation 

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