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Re: List of 7b palms?
Posted by George in Bandon Oregon on 8/16/2017, 3:07 pm, in reply to "List of 7b palms?"
Edited by George in Bandon Oregon on 8/16/2017, 4:01 pm
since so far nobody seems to want to post on this topic, FWIW I will make a few suggestions: sabal minor (especially the "McCurtain county" OK forms), s. etonia, s. Louisiana, potentially "hardy" forms of s. palmetto (especially planted near a south or west wall, rhapidophyllum hystrix, trachycarpus fortunei (especially the form "charlotte"?). sabal palmetto and trachycarpus fortunei will likely be happiest planted in a sheltered sunny spot protected from cold winter winds. s. minor and s. etonia and the rhapidophyllum being more shrubby and multi-trunked/trunkless (and likely somewhat hardier) may be more tolerant of "average" sites but may still be happier with some temporary winter protection as small/young plants.
a rough rule of thumb is if you can easily grow southern magnolia and southern live oak you should do well with the taller palms---if neither palms or large evergreen trees of any kind are often seen in the local parks and garden(let alone in the natural landscape) they may be more of a challenge to grow.
hope this helps. good luck and hopefully smarter people will contribute better suggestions to help you.
the upper southern oregon coast
USDA zone 9a (Sunset zone 5)
DRY cool summers and WET cool winters
grow eucalyptus, banksias, telopeas, grevilleas, bottlebrush, mexican pines and oaks
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