Posted 28 March 2012 - 02:19 AM
The following plants have been donated by Leu Gardens for auction at our meeting this Saturday. Thank you Eric Schmidt and Leu Gardens for this generous donation and your continued support of CFPACS!
Arenga engleri (Taiwan), clumping palm 8-10ft tall, shade or pt. sun, moist soil, cold hardy into the low 20sF, fragrant flowers.
Arenga westerhoutii (S.E. Asia), solitaire palm 30-40ft tall, sun or shade, cold hardiness seems very similar to Arenga pinnata, Sugar Palm.
Bactris gasipaes - Peach Palm (Central America)- clumping palm 10-20 ft. tall, shade or pt. sun and moist soil, bears edible fruit, below about 27F kills it back but it grows back from the roots. 4 available
Chelyocarpus chuco (Amazon regions of west Brazil and Bolivia)- clustering fan palm, 30-40ft, probably shorter in central FL, shade or pt. sun, moist soil. Surprisingly tolerates some cold. 2 available
Dypsis scottiana - Raosy Palm (S.E. Madagascar)- clumping palm 10-12 ft tall, shade or pt. sun, hardiness unknown but probably tolerates some cold. 2 available
Livistona inermis (N. Australia), soilataire palm 20-30ft, thin trunks, needs full sun, very well drained soil and good air circulation, slow growing. 3 available
Livistona rigida (N. Australia)- grows 30-50ft tall, full sun and drought tolerant, very similar to Livistona mariae, on juvenile plants new leaves open a reddish maroon color then fade to green, fairly cold hardy. 2 available
Trachycarpus martianus (N.E. India, Nepal and N. Myanmar)- grows 10-20ft tall, cold hardy, needs moist fertile soil and shade or pt. sun, cold hardy into the low 20sF. 2 available
Dracaena cambodiana (Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, Vietnam, and Hainan,China)- grows 10-15ft, branched trunks are thin and palm-like, pt. sun or shade, very rare. 3 available
Musa itinerans 'Burmese Blue'- Blue Banana (S.E. Asia)- grows 10-15ft tall, sun or light shade, moist and fertile soil, grows best with thick mulch layer, bears blue bananas that are edible but very seedy, forms very open clumps as it is semi running (but not invasive). 4 available
Musa sikkimensis 'Red Tiger'- Himalayan Banana (N.E. India)- grows 8-10ft tall, ornamental banana with seedy starchy fruit, develops red markings on the leaves, sun or light shade, moist fertile soil, grows best with thick mulch layer. 2 available
Pandanus bernardii - (New Caledonia), shrubby pandan growing 10ft tall, pt. sun or shade, moist soil, may possibly have cool/cold hardiness being native to New Caledonia, very rare. 2 available
Pandanus mc-keei - (New Caledonia), solitaire pandan growing 10-20ft tall, sun or shade, moist soil, may possibly have cool/cold hardiness being native to New Caledonia, very rare. 2 available
Pandanus spiralis - Screw-Pine (N. Australia), 20-30ft tall, large growing, multi-headed with many branches, semi-salt tolerant, sun or light shade, cold hardiness unknown, probably similar to the common Pandanus utilis. Very rare. 2 available
Orlando, Florida, USA