Most will notice the differences and potential.
|I posted this recently. See what unscathed skyline accents do, as opposed to the palms that aren't hardy? Those are the popular tree-form Palm or Faxon Yucca / Yucca faxoniana and Thompson Yucca / Y. thompsoniana. They didn't skip a beat, even up in colder Albuquerque and our coldest spots. Green accents that are growing to reach for the sky, likely to outlive 20 years.|
ADDENDUM - many near the mountain in El Paso, after the monsoon season of 2006, added large rock to hold down soil from erosion along street curb edges, since many areas saw 4" of rain in an hour and a few over 10" in 24 hours. Like this - here.
You can search my blog or online to see how big our native tree yuccas get in the SW - and if seed-grown and rooted before sale and planting, they often add 12" or more per year, with deep, infrequent irrigation once established.
(not all palms are non-hardy in my region, especially in warmer El Paso...but one must select more carefully)
And now, right across the street!