fr8train Posted March 2 Report Share Posted March 2 I've been posting photos in other threads, but I figured I could make this thread to dump them in as I take them. Anyone is free to join me or make their own observations about what's in this thread, and add your own photos. It doesn't have to be Texas exclusively. I'll start off with these Sabal mexicana or palmetto? I saw these in El Paso in late December 2022. I've read that San Antonio is their westernmost range, but these seem to be doing very well in the dry climate of El Paso. Prior to moving to Texas I hadn't realized just how hardy Sabals are, especially the trunking forms. Seeing how all of the palms here look following these last rough couple of years, they seem indestructible compared to everything else. Where I live now especially, in Hill Country, seeing almost everything else freeze, and the crazy amount of ice we had earlier this year, they still seem mostly fine. Here's a house with a lot of palms in Fair Oaks Ranch, just north of San Antonio. Everything other than the Sabals looks pretty beat up, including the Med fan palms: Their Phoenix look pretty dead, but hopefully they'll recover: Here's a house on the same street, this Washingtonia and Phoenix look pretty dead too unfortunately: Here's a Trachycarpus in the area that looks great by comparison: 6 1 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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