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#1 Kathryn

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Posted 20 August 2010 - 09:17 AM

Grown from seed and planted in the ground in spring 2005

Acrocomia aculeata - 2005-06.jpg


Damaged in hurricane Gustav in 2008 - lost leaves on all but the north side

Acrocomia aculeata - 2008-09 hurricane damage 2.jpg

Experienced snow in December 2008 with a low temperature of 32F warming up later in the day - no damage from this cold other than the bent leaves due to the weight


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#2 Kathryn

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Posted 20 August 2010 - 09:36 AM

Severe freeze in January 2010

2010------high F---low F---high C---low C
Jan 1--------53--------43--------12---------6.1
Jan 2--------49--------38--------9.4--------3.3
Jan 3--------45--------36--------7.2--------2.2
Jan 4--------42--------31--------5.6---------0.6
Jan 5--------43--------29--------6.1---------1.7
Jan 6--------46--------30--------7.8---------1.1
Jan 7--------60--------33--------16---------0.6
Jan 8--------34--------28--------1.1---------2.2
Jan 9--------37--------23--------2.8---------5.0
Jan 10-------40--------23--------4.4--------5.0
Jan 11-------50--------21--------10---------6.1
Jan 12-------52--------32--------11---------0.0


This was the first palm to begin showing damage

Acrocomia aculeata -  2010-01-21.jpg

Figured it was dead, Craig carefully removed all the leaves and it was just a spiny telephone pole, surprised to see green emerging around June 2010

Picture today - August 2010

Acrocomia aculeata - 2010-08-20.jpg

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#3 BS Man about Palms

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Posted 20 August 2010 - 10:27 PM

Seriously cool news...
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Zone 10a at best after 2007 AND 2013, on SW facing hill, 1 1/2 miles from coast in Oceanside, CA. 30-98 degrees, and 45-80deg. about 95% of the time.

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#4 Moose

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Posted 21 August 2010 - 02:39 AM

Posted Image Excellent ! Posted Image Now if you don't see a string of consecutive days of cold like last winter, the crown should completely recover by next summer. Posted Image



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Coral Gables, FL 8 miles North of Fairchild USDA Zone 10B

#5 Kathryn

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Posted 31 March 2011 - 09:44 AM

Shortly after I took pictures in August 2010, the leaves started turning brown and no new ones emerged. The plam is dead.
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#6 BS Man about Palms

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Posted 31 March 2011 - 06:40 PM

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Zone 10a at best after 2007 AND 2013, on SW facing hill, 1 1/2 miles from coast in Oceanside, CA. 30-98 degrees, and 45-80deg. about 95% of the time.

"The great workman of nature is time."
"Genius is nothing but a great aptitude for patience."
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#7 edbrown_III

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Posted 01 April 2011 - 08:09 AM

I had a lot of r ots with palms killed about a dozen of them including a A. aculeata that I collected in Mato Grosso du Sul--- They expired before the cold this winter. I dont know if it was the long wet spring we had or what .

The crown was burned like Kathryns tree starting pushin again then in October the crown collapsed.

It happened to a number of mature Trachycarpus and a Chuniophoenix that had about 2 foot of trunk.

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#8 aloetom

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Posted 01 April 2011 - 08:42 PM

I'm so sorry to see this news !
I have looked at, and cheered this palm on so many times.
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#9 DavidMac

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Posted 15 March 2013 - 07:45 AM

We have seen palms look like they are going to recover only to die later-especially after the hard freeze in Tallahassee when the temperature dropped to 6 degrees F on January 21st, 1985. Some Butias and Phoenix that appeared like they would come back in late spring and early summer had new growth that looked like it died from the base due to fungal decay.I wonder if fungicide drenches may have helped to save them.


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