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Re: Tweet photo of San Francisco planting palms.
I was barely knowledgeable about palms when I lived there. That was where I first started to learn about palms and really get into gardening. I had townhouses with patios that had (4-5) 4' X 10' planting areas. Palms were too big for me to play with at the time. The closest I ever came to growing anything like that was an Australian tree fern.
The point of me saying this is, I don't remember back in 1998-2001 what was planted on city streets. All I remember was CIDP's and washies everywhere. And I loved the Jubeas. For some reason, one of the first palms i fell in love with was a Rhopalostylis in Oakland. Little did I know how rare they are at the time. I don't remember Kentias as street plantings, but I didn't travel much in SF, I was always East Bay. Those are beauties though. Do you know how long they have been there and how large they were when planted?
Zone 6a, 20 miles SE of Pittsburgh
Previous gardens in Dubois, Pa, Walnut Creek, CA, and Lancaster, NY
Other interests: Edibles, fragrance, hummingbirds and butterflies, and deer resistance
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