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Re: 52 million year old Sabal fossil
The one example of that which most gardeners are aware of is the Ginkgo genus, which was in your list. Often called a "living fossil."
One of my most favorite temperate zone trees.
Jim, Wilmington, DE, 7a
Last 30 Years Avg. Winter Low: 7.50F
Last 20 Years Avg. Winter Low: 8.35F
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Favorite Palms: Species: Phoenix Canariensis / Genus: Sabal