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Pindo palm soil and survival?


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Do you think pindo palm could survive in zone 7b? Also I have heavy clay soil so i don't think it will make it, but i need confirmation it could or could not.

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Your record low in Snellville is -8F.  If you get anything below 10F-15F, you would want to protect it.

Lakeland, FL

USDA Zone (2012): 9b | Sunset Zone: 26 | Record Low: 20F/-6.67C (1985, 1962) | Record Low USDA Zone: 9a | 30-Year Avg. Low: 30F | 30-year Min: 24F

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Butia odorata is more cold hardy than other "pindos" (i havent fully tested yatay yet) so you'd want to start with that species (not common in florida/ga). You'd have to protect it until it has a foot of cylindrical trunk to have a chance in 7b.  

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Additionally Butia x jubaea hybrids are 4-5 degrees hardier than butia or jubaea and would survive 7b. We are going away from silver butia odorata to jubaea/butia hybrids for this reason.  We currently have a few hundred 1g plants and eventually will have the price inline with regular butia. 

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