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Re: Some of the more unusual palms growing in Gainesville
Posted by Alex NYC on 2/24/2018, 10:50 am, in reply to "Re: Some of the more unusual palms growing in Gainesville"
Thanks Will! Most of the trachys I've seen look pretty nice despite the heat. I think they really enjoyed the cool weather we had in January, but the secret is that most people grow them in shade. The ones sitting out in sun by the local nurseries look awful!
The cooler nights might help them out a bit too. Our days are just about as warm as Central Florida, but the nights are usually several degrees cooler. Even during the summer our nights are usually in the low 70s compared to nearly 80 degrees in other parts of the state!
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NOW: Gainesville, FL; zone 9a
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