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On May 5, 2009, bellacat Anderson, CA wrote:

The site is nice, but this is how Marc answered my question, seems curt.....

We do not grow zone 9 plants.
On 5/4/2009 9:35:29 PM, Judy Darting ( wrote:
> Hello Marc HIlt,
> An email has been sent from Judy Darting. Here's the message:
> I've
> got three Mexican Fan Palms growing about 10 ft. apart and want to add
> something tropical looking and lower growing in the middle. They are
> about 40 ft. tall. We are in zone 9 with cool wet winters, some morning
> frosts and it snows about one day a year. Summers are very hot and dry,
> but there is an automatic drip system set up. Our soil is rocky red clay.
> It can be very windy here, especially in the winter.
> All the research
> I've done indicates our seasons are too extreme for tropical plants. The plants that can take cool wet winters don't
> like hot dry summers and vice-versa. Also wind can be a problem and of
> course rocky red clay soil is not a favorite of tropicals.
> Any ideas

Marc Hilt
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Phone: 360.531.0804

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