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Posted by Jim Wilmington DE 7a
on 3/16/2020, 2:34 pm, in reply to "HGTV article
>> It’s the only cold hardy feather palm and tolerates temps as low as 5°F, which means it can grow as far north as coastal New Jersey <<
Very misleading. Even in Cape May County, you do not SEE Butia palms. The one or two that have been documented there on this message board are not long-term survivors. Butia really doesn't become doable until somewhere south of Ocean City, Maryland -- and more like Cape Charles, VA, where there are long-term survivors.
Jim, Wilmington, DE, 7a
Last 30 Years Avg. Winter Low: 7.50F
Last 20 Years Avg. Winter Low: 8.35F
Last 10 Years Avg. Winter Low: 8.40F
Favorite Palms: Species: Phoenix Canariensis / Genus: Sabal