P. sylvestris look amazing here. They look fantastic in your photos too! I always thought Phoenix canariensis was hardier though so I am surprised the home owner had a tough time with them. But I have to say most of the canariensis in town look awful. They are all dying from a disease, some of them look like they could be 100 years old and the crown has completely collapsed. It's sad to see.
P. dactylifera seems to be the date palm of choice here. They seem to do well, but they hold on to their dead fronds so they can get kind of messy whereas Sylvestris has a more formal look.
I LOVE L. Chinensis. I don't know what it is about those palms, but I think they are just fantastic at all ages and sizes. I've grown mine in the ground with protection in NYC since 2010 - its basically a perennial, but it comes up!
Down here L. Chinesis do pretty well, but they are not a popular choice which is surprising, but at the same time it is nice to see natives like palmettos get planted.
Thanks for sharing those beautiful palms. They look so happy and hopefully a mild winter is on the way!