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Rhapidophyllum hystrix in Jackson Tennessee


Tennessee Palms

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I took this picture back in February at a BBQ restaurant. This palm has been there for around a decade and it's definitely an impressive specimen. Unfortunately this is the only one that I know of in West Tennessee. 

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@Tennessee Palms Welcome to the forums! 

The Subtropical Memphis WordPress site has a few Rhapidophyllum hystrix (Needle Palms) on it.

Homepage: https://subtropicalmemphis.wordpress.com/

Needle Palms: https://subtropicalmemphis.wordpress.com/2015/04/22/needle-palm-a-sharp-choice-for-the-memphis-climate/

I found photos of Sabal minor at Memphis Botanical Gardens from Subtropical Memphis on Palmpedia and I've seen photos of Trachycarpus fortunei there, but no mention of Needle Palms.  Can't imagine that they wouldn't have them other than worries over kids playing around them. 

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USDA Zone 1990: 9a  2012: 9b  2023: 10a | Sunset Zone: 26 | Record Low: 20F/-6.67C (Jan. 1985, Dec.1962) | Record Low USDA Zone: 9a

30-Year Avg. Low: 30F | 30-year Min: 24F

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2 hours ago, kinzyjr said:

@Tennessee Palms Welcome to the forums! 

The Subtropical Memphis WordPress site has a few Rhapidophyllum hystrix (Needle Palms) on it.

Homepage: https://subtropicalmemphis.wordpress.com/

Needle Palms: https://subtropicalmemphis.wordpress.com/2015/04/22/needle-palm-a-sharp-choice-for-the-memphis-climate/

I found photos of Sabal minor at Memphis Botanical Gardens from Subtropical Memphis on Palmpedia and I've seen photos of Trachycarpus fortunei there, but no mention of Needle Palms.  Can't imagine that they wouldn't have them other than worries over kids playing around them. 

Sabal Minor tends to be pretty common Along with Trachycarpus Fortunei... But Needle Palms are just impossible to find out here. 

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On 4/21/2020 at 2:52 AM, Tennessee Palms said:

I took this picture back in February at a BBQ restaurant. This palm has been there for around a decade and it's definitely an impressive specimen. Unfortunately this is the only one that I know of in West Tennessee. 

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There is a semi mature sabal palmetto in Memphis, unprotected. 

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Nothing to say here. 

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