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From what I've heard..
The hardiness advantage in Med Fan palm is that it has well-noted ability to survive repeated defoliations and still live. Indeed there is one at one of the botannical gardens in Washington DC that gets defoliated every other year, and never gets very big, but at least up till a few years ago, it hung on and pushed up new spears every spring. I don't know if its still there, the recent vortexes may have finally done it in.
So it may be more root-hardy than leaf-hardy vs. Pindo.