Local Palms and Subtropicals zone 7a
I noticed a lot of palms and subtropicals in my area recently. I only took pics of the most interesting ones since some are fairly common. As I find other ones I will add to this thread. If you want to add pics of interesting plants you saw locally feel free to do so.
First up the palms
This is the biggest windmill in my area its about 5-6 feet tall. I spoke with the owner before. it was planted in 2001. It was unprotected for the last 3 winters but the brick wall helps even though its the northeast side. The palm to the right of the stairs is s needle palm no sure about how long its been there but its never protected. The cut leaf behind the begonias is a sabal minor thats actually flowering now. It is never protected but every year it gets 70% damage to the leaves. The plant at the right corner is a yucca.
Smaller windmill thats protected every year and has been there for at least a few years. There is also a less common opuntia there. This house use ton have a 10+ foot opuntia imbricta but it died during a cold winter a few years ago.
This windmill across the street from me has been there for 3 years. The owner moved so i convinced the new owners to protect it. they only put a burlap bag on it so It had some damage but it out grew it.
This windmill has been here for at least 2 years and has never been protected but it gets damage every year.
This Pindo palm has been here for at least 5 years. It gets protected every year.
Med fan palm at the same house I think its been there since last year but I dont know.
Monkey puzzle tree at the same house.
This house also has a windmill palm, some washingtonias and a yuccca rostrota that I couldnt get a picture of.
Yucca recurvefolias are so common here that nearly every hous has one but I think the best looking ones are one strait trunk that is tall. This one is the tallest one Ive seen but I cant say i like the 2 by 4 its tied to.
This one is perfect. you can't see the trunk behind the bush but its a strait trunk. The angle of this picture isnt that great but this one is about 5 feet tall.
Yucca rostrota is becoming more common but its expensive. Here is a tall one in flower.
yucca faxonica is rare around here but here is a nice one. This house also has some other yuccas and some cactus.
Long leaf pine
Southern magnolia is also becoming common here. This is one of the tallest ive seen in my are. Only one rivals this one.
Crape myrtle can occasionally be seen around here and some are tall and in flower. I found this small one interesting because it has darker leaves.
I also saw several kinds of bamboo, lots of eastern prickley pear cactus, canna, castor beans, ornamental grasses and some other yuccas.