Picture of a perfect Hybrid Butia x Parajubaea cocoides

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Darold and i had a lovely afternoon exploring Dick's fabulous cold hardy palm garden. One of the many highlights and there were many is the amazing Butia capitata x Parajubaea cocoides - the perfect cold hardy tropical looking palm :drool:

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Dick poses with the Hybrid ! post-1252-023040400 1284771792_thumb.jpg

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That is one great looking palm! Now if my seedling with 4 leaves makes it to this size it will be amazing too! :)

-Krishna

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I want one, I want one. :(

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Pant pant pant, oh, what happened to my pants?

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:drool: ...
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Beautiful - would love to see that some day.

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outstanding palm! :greenthumb:

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Thats a beauty!

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nice specimen, is it the tallest bxp on earth?

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Holy cow............ that trunk is far bigger than I realised. I guess its a good thing I upped and mover to brasil because I had one equal to Dicks 2 years ago in the ground in my 6 by 8 greenhouse and it was already pushing the roof off.

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What a beautifull specimen! Dicks BXP is slightly bigger than mine. I can't wait to see if it is self fertile!

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Gorgeous tropical-looking yet cold-hardy palm! Nice pics of it too! Hoping mine turns out to be it's twin!!!! Jv

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An amazing palm. It just keeps getting better and better.

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Dick's place is amazing. He's hosting the next Nor Cal Palm Society meeting on Oct. 3. That hybrid is gorgeous! Mine is more Butia-like in appearance but Dick's is a perfect blend of the two species.

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Troy, Darold,

I enjoyed having you guys over for our mini-PRA, and thanks Troy for posting the photos of the hybrid so promptly.

The hybrid B X P truly is an amazing palm. It's the fastest growing palm I have, and it seems adaptable to various climates. It seems to grow equally well for Mark Heath in Central Florida with warm, humid nights, and at my place with cool summer nights. Looking at the first photo on this thread, you can see 3 different layers of fronds. The lower fronds are from 2 years ago, the middle layer from last year, and the upper vertical fronds from this year. I estimate it grows about 8 new fronds a growing season.

Instead of growing one frond at a time, it usually has 3 or 4 new fronds pushing out at various stages of growth. I have removed 6 or 8 of the lower fronds as the rapidly swelling trunk was pushing the tips of the lower fronds into the ground, and I couldn't get close to the tree from the clutter of the lower fronds. In my opinion, B X P is the ultimate Cocoid hybrid. Patrick Schafer will have some B X P in 4" deep liners for sale at my PS meeting on Oct 3rd, as well as other hybrid Cocoid palms. There will be a nice selection of other cold hardy palms, including Jubaeas, and Parajubaeas, etc.

Dick

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Very impressive palm.

Gary

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Beautiful - would love to see that some day.

Amazing growth!!! Bob, join us at Dick's place on Oct.3rd!

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Wow Dick! I think this is now my favorite palm in your garden. Last time I was there it wasn't even planted. And that was only a very few years ago. I look forward to watching it mature. I am sure it will be magnificent. And thanks to you Patric for all the work you do at Darold's and Dick's to produce such hardy and adaptable beauties. I have not forgotten about the pollen you requested. It should be ready before too long. And Troy, thanks for the posting!

Garrin

Beautiful - would love to see that some day.

Amazing growth!!! Bob, join us at Dick's place on Oct.3rd!

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Dick, indeed it is a great looking palm! Wish I could make the palm meeting and see your great garden again, and this palm! Jv

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Wow, that is GORGEOUS :mrlooney: !!! How old is it?

Susan

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Wow, that is GORGEOUS :mrlooney: !!! How old is it?

Susan

Susan,

The seeds of the B X P were germinated around 2001. The palm was planted the summer of 2006 from a 5 gal size and it never slowed down growing, in fact it seemed to speed growth once it was in the ground. The winter following the summer planting was the coldest in years in Calif. and the palm was not fazed by the cold. My low was about 23.5 F. and many frosty nights.

Dick

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Wow, what a beautiful and cold hardy palm! Now that is something that I'd pay big bucks for to plant here in St Pete and never worry about a freeze ever again!

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Thanks Dick, what a great palm!

Susan

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Wow. Nice shot. I saw that kind of palm in Mexico.

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That thing is HUGE.

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Oh, drool, drool, dribble dribble :mrlooney::drool:

Now to wipe up this mess......

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Wow. Nice shot. I saw that kind of palm in Mexico.

The palm you saw was probably a Cocos nucifera that show some similarities with this beauty! :-)

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speechless....... :drool:

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I was surprised to see this old thread pop up again. The photos at the top of this thread was taken about 10 months ago. I know it's hard to believe but the palm is now half again larger than in the photo. It grows incredibly fast. I'll try to get some photos out soon. The palm is blooming now, and the first inflorescence was pollenated with Jubaea pollen. It aborted most of the flowers, but is hanging on to 13 fruit. The 2nd inflorescence was pollenated with its own pollen, and it aborted many of the flowers, but it's still hanging on to quite a few. It's a little early to know the results of the 2nd pollenation, but we are hoping this spectacular palm will produce many F2 babies.

Dick

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I would like to see what this palm looks like now. :drool:

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Has it fruited yet? Is the fruit fit for making jelly? How does it taste?

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It's a fabulouse palm... i wonder if you have any new about this palm. Is it receptive to hybridisation? is it sterile? DId the F2 seeds germinate???

greetings from Spain.

Púa

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I was fortunate to purchase two of these hybrids and they came as two leaf hybrids about two years ago. I have planted both and they are indeed very fast. They came from Patrick and they indeed appear as though they will be fantastic. Very green palm fronds. I think the palms will double in size every two years at least for some time.

Patrick in Bonita

The first one in my front yard which is the larger but hard to see the trunk:

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The second one in my backyard which is a smaller palm at this time but the trunk is visible:

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It's a fabulouse palm... i wonder if you have any new about this palm. Is it receptive to hybridisation? is it sterile? DId the F2 seeds germinate???

greetings from Spain.

Púa

Yeah, where's the update and add for seedlings??? I want!

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Bump and drool! One of my cocoides is about to bloom, going to hybridize, this is going to be fun!

This hybrid looks like my cocoides specimens, but even more tropical.

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Anyone wishing to donate one of these beauties to the campus of Florida State University in Tallahassee,FL (zone 8b) can contact me ;)Seriously I would like to buy several!!! I want it!!! ;)

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Here is an updated pic of my BXParajubaea. I can't wait for it to flower so i can see if it can reproduce all by itself.

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Another nice specimen Mark, thanks for the photo !

Does anyone have an updated photo of Dick's BxP ??? Maybe from that meeting some time back.... please post!

Thanks in advance !

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