RedRabbit Posted October 7, 2021 Report Share Posted October 7, 2021 4 hours ago, kinzyjr said: Nice work on the pictures and videos. Excellent documentation. For documentation of the more favorable inland climates here in Polk, I'll just use the posts on the Remarkable Palms of Tampa Bay thread. In this regard, the area meets one of @RedRabbit's four metrics (to my knowledge): pre-2010 royals, pre-2010 coconuts, pre-1980s royals, and pre-1980s coconuts. I have not seen any coconuts that survived 2010 here. The palms I thought had a shot were in the Edgewater Beach area (not the city, the neighborhood here in Lakeland). They were starting to trunk at the time. They either didn't make it due to the freeze or were cut down because they looked awful. I'm not aware of anymore that were older and large enough to have a shot of survival. There are currently some trunking coconuts just south of this area on Main St. We do, however, have pre-2010 Adonidia merrillii and Hyophorbe lagenicaulis if that means anything. Pre-2010 royals seem consistent with a warm 9b. I’m not sure what to make of pre-2010 adonidia. People say they have the same cold tolerance as coconuts, but I think they’re really hardier. There are sheltered adonidia in Carrollwood and a few exposed ones in this area that survived 2010. By comparison, there aren’t any older coconuts this far north even directly on Tampa Bay. 3 Westchase | 9b, St. Petersburg | 9b, & Laurel | 10a Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
Create an account or sign in to comment
You need to be a member in order to leave a comment
Create an account
Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!Register a new account
Already have an account? Sign in here.Sign In Now