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Im blown away with this one. I thought this one wasnt cold hardy at all. 21F very little damage mostly a little tip leaf burn, uncovered.

Meteorologist and PhD student in Climate Science

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  • 11 months later...

Great!.....Might have to check into this one.

David Simms zone 9a on Highway 30a

200 steps from the Gulf in NW Florida

30 ft. elevation and sandy soil

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I've had one in a pot out front for a while, while the leaves did burn at the 28F I had a few days, its still growing fine.  (they are slow though)

Zone 10a at best after 2007 AND 2013, on SW facing hill, 1 1/2 miles from coast in Oceanside, CA. 30-98 degrees, and 45-80deg. about 95% of the time.

"The great workman of nature is time."   ,  "Genius is nothing but a great aptitude for patience."

-George-Louis Leclerc de Buffon-

I do some experiments and learning in my garden with palms so you don't have to experience the pain! Look at my old threads to find various observations and tips!

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My experience with these having 8 in ground is they are slow, taking over 10 years to have leaves big enough to poke you in the face. My largest is in almost full shade but illuminated to the south by the gap in my garden where the house is. Temperatures down to -4C have not damaged the specimens down in the frosty zone but are located beside a small stream with a high canopy of rainforest trees but no shrubs beneath. I also think they like better drainage than I thought, as two I recently planted from 300mm pots arent liking the seasonal bog in the Licuala garden.

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