Thanks. My dilemma has always been that the south-facing side of my house has been heavily shaded by a mature white pine and 2 silver maple trees (plus neighbor’s trees). So, while the tropicals benefitted somewhat each winter from a microclimate, they conversely never had a chance to thrive in much direct sun during the growing season. A Catch-22.
Now, some large neighbor trees have been removed, and the power company whacked off a healthy share of the white pine. Thus, my Pindos, Sagos, and Med Palms are getting much better spring, summer & fall sunlight. And last Winter’s low of 20 degrees helped, too.