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Re: Anyone have success with Mules in 7b/8a?
Posted by Jim ATL on 4/5/2017, 10:58 am, in reply to "Anyone have success with Mules in 7b/8a?"
I lived in Atlanta 17 years and was extremely conservative (maybe too conservative) in my palm plantings. I just planted Trachycarpus, needle palms, chamaerops and in a protected area, chamaedorea (both radicalis and microspadix). It kept me from having to worry during cold winters. That being said, if you are willing to do some protection, there are many other palms you can try. You should also meet and see some yards of local palm enthusiasts in Atlanta (Phil and Alex come to mind and are active on Southeastern Palm FB group). Alex in particular could be helpful as he has grown a few mule palms on his prior property and could give some advice.
Good luck with your palm plantings!
Enjoy growing Palms, Citrus, Succulents and other subtropicals
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