Uncommon Palms In Phoenix
I have a nice big yard and there are currently about 40 palms in it. Yes, it looks very tropical! I am wondering if anyone has experience growing other types of palms out here in the desert. I'd like to expand my collection but don't want to waste/kill palms that can't deal with our crazy summers here in Phoenix.
This is what I have so far:
- Mexican Fan Palm
- California Fan Palm
- Canary Island Date Palm
- Windmill Palm (these clearly don't like the heat but they typically fill out about this time of year)
- Sago Palm (yes, I know it's a cycad ;)
- Pygmy Date Palm
- Queen Palm
- Mediterranean Fan Palm
- Pindo Palm (Boy does this guy take his sweet time growing! It's going to look awesome when I'm 95.)
I have noticed a few Royal Palms around the resorts, but wasn't sure if they'd do ok in full, all day sun. Would Mule Palms work? I'd have to mail order, I can't find them anywhere in town. Date Palms are an option but they are pricey and grow even slower than the Pindo.
Does anyone have anything else growing that seems to do ok? I have no problem babying something, there are currently over 350 plants in my yard so I'm not allergic to plant care. Ideas would be appreciated!!