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They are definitely faster here in FL. (On a side note, where I can get one!)
Posted by Alex NYC on 9/13/2017, 8:20 pm, in reply to "Is the Everglades Palm a faster grower than the Mediterranean Fan Palm?"
I saw a clump of Everglades palms in town get pruned to just a single front on each trunk this spring. I thought they wouldn't even survive, but they are back to having a full canopy now. I don't think the pruning was a good idea, but it was fast to recover! If a med fan palm was pruned like that, it would take much longer to get it's canopy back (mine took 2 years after being totally defoliated from cold in NYC to fully recover).
I am not sure how Everglades palms would handle wet and cold during the wintertime. I've noticed the palms native to the everglades are not a big fan of winter moisture and can tolerate a lot more cold when it comes with dry weather.
What's weird is that you'll see a med fan palm on almost every corner here, but Everglades palms are hard to come by. There are a few nice clumps, but I have yet to see one for sale at local nurseries. Saw palmettos are grown all over town and in the wild here, but those are also hard to find at the nursery at a decent size. I'd love to have an everglades palm in my front yard!
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