Posted: 12/03/2015 at 07:14
My friend in Perth, western Australia had a date palm. It had a trunk 4ft wide. It used to attract the galahs, who made a dreadful noise at 4am. It had to be pruned with a chainsaw to get individual dead leaves off. The council did not like taking the leaves away because they are so tough, spiky, and take too long to rot. In that climate, I would stick to Citrus trees and bougainvillea.