South Texas Palms
Dr. Bill Madsen' South Texas Palmetum
© Copyright November 2000

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Welcome to our Garden: Corpus Christi, Texas
Lat. 27: 46N - Long. 097: 30W - Elv. 13
Growing Season Days - 330 : First Frost - Dec.25 : Last Frost - Feb.4
Average Monthly Temperatures
Jan. 56.3° : Feb. 59.3° : Mar. 65.9° : Apr. 73° : May 78° : June 82.7°
July 84.9° : Aug. 85° : Sept. 81.5° : Oct. 74° : Nov. 65° : Dec. 59.1°
Yearly Annual Rainfall 30 inches
Zone 9
Low for the month 28° : High for the month 84°: Rainfall .68" Year to Date 21.86"
We started our garden in the spring 1997, and it is still under construction
This is our third full growing season

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On the Texas Riviera at Corpus Christi

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Garden view; Left and clock wise, Radermachera sinica, Syagrus romanzoffiana, Adonidia merrillii, Musa sp., Dracaena marginata, and Rhapis excelsa front and center.

Garden view; Rhapis excelsa, Dracaena marginata, Livistona chinensis.

Castor Bean Plant
Ricinus communis
(Castor Bean Plant)
showing fruit


Triangle and Majesty Palm
Garden View; Pittosporum tobira 'varigated', Musa sp., Dypsis decaryi, Hibiscus rosa-sinensis, Phoenix roebelenii, Trachycarpus f. wagnerianus, and Ravenea rivularis.

Castor Oil Plant
Ricinus communis
(Castor Bean Plant)
in bloom

Bromeliad in flower


Dypsis decaryi
Triangle Palm

Brahea armata
Mexican Blue

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Winter in the garden Dec 2000 - Feb 2001

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