ZPalms Posted February 16, 2022 Author Report Share Posted February 16, 2022 12 hours ago, GoatLockerGuns said: I think it is more likely a zone 9a palm. I do not believe they would survive zone 8b lows (15F - 20F) without significant protection. That is probably why we do not see them planted in zone 8b areas. Attached is a picture I took of some Phoenix roebelenii that were planted at a Taco Cabana on the southeast side of San Antonio (zone 9a). The picture was taken in January of 2021, and they looked like they were doing pretty good. They all died the following month during the Texas freeze event of 2021 (as well as every other true palm in the picture). I believe most consider all of the true palms pictured to be 9a palms (i.e., Phoenix roebelenii, Syagrus romanzoffiana, and Washingtonia robusta); albeit, that part of San Antonio probably experience zone 7b lows for at least a couple of days during said freeze event. The only true palm planted at that Taco Cabana that survived the Texas freeze event of 2021 was one of three Livistona chinensis that were planted on the east side of the building. I really dislike when they cut washies, what a quick way to weaken the whole tree but a real shame so many palms were lost, I would never even think to put a roebellni into the ground where I live cause I know it would be toast 1 hour ago, Born said: I separated mine long ago and it worked out well. I remember seeing your pictures a while back, I can't wait to get mine separated if they pull through which I'm hoping they will, what do they look like now? has it been a year now since they've been separated? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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