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Old 07-23-2008, 03:58 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm new to central sc zone 8a. I'm interested in growing a variety of tropical or tropical looking plants. I have never seen any palms in the date family growing in my area. Will a medjool palm grow in zone 8a without turning brown in the winter? I already have the usual cold hardy palms- sago, pindo, palmetto, dwarf palmetto , european fan , and needle palms. I also wonder if I could grow sylvestor palms. I live in a rural, frosty area where the night temps dip into the mid teens 4-5 times each winter. Average high January temp is in the mid 50's. I look forward to learning and exchanging info.
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Old 07-23-2008, 04:35 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Hey and Welcome!! I don't know a dang thang about Palms but if you would like to talk Banana's...LOL There are several that will do wonderful in your part of the world!!! I look forward to seeing you around!!!
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Old 07-23-2008, 09:44 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Don't forget the Chinese Windmill Palm, Trachycarpus fortunei. Should do fine in 8A with protection. How is your Pindo doing? I'd love to try one. I have trachys, Needles, Sabal minor and Sabal texana, and even a Livistonia chinensis. All require winter mulching here in 7A, but then again so do my nanas. Welcome.
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Welcome to the Org donnacreation!!
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Old 07-25-2008, 11:52 AM   #6 (permalink)
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welcome to the org. we have a lot of members here who grow palms as well as nanas. so post your questions and they will answer.

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