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Yatay Mule (Butia yatay X Syagrus romanzoffiana)
Wanted to post pictures of the Yatay Mule that I put in the ground as a strap-leaved seedling in the summer of 2010.
It's showing about a foot of clean trunk now:
And lookie here.....my first inflorescence on a hybrid:
And another one:
Bonus shot, Aiders with a Kashmir Mazari:
Pindo Palm shedding it's boots
By Ponds & Palms
My brother in law has a pindo palm he got about 3 years ago from a local dealer in North Carolina so we don't know how old the palm is. We live in zone 7b and for the most part the tree has been fine. He wraps the trunk and bottom fronds in burlap in the winter to keep it warm and with a pretty mild winter this past year all the fronds were still green unwrapping it ! Now it appears that the bottom boots are falling off (see pictures) the trunk exposed is rock hard so it doesn't seem rotten, so what is going on? There are no signs of bugs and the center spear has put out about 4 new fronds this summer.
Windmill Fronds Eaten Alive!
By Ponds & Palms
Found this guy (massive grasshopper) munching away at some windmill fronds at my inlaws house! He did surprisingly quite a lot of damage on a 3-4 ft. tree. Check your fronds, just posting this to say keep an eye out, I live in North Carolina.
Anyone Got Pictures of zone 8+ Palms In Zone 7 or Below?
Anyone have pictures of zone 8+ palms in zones 7 or lower? Please post them here!
Palm ID needed! What kind of Phoenix palm? In Columbia, SC!
I know this is probably better suited for the cold hardy forum, But I thought I could use the help from some of you Californians- as this is certainly NOT a cold hardy palm in my area!
So, there is only one other Phoenix palm in the Columbia area that I know of and it's a Canariensis. The following palms pictured below seem to be some sort of hybrid with a suckering habit. The fronds are a no-doubt striking grey/bluish color. Not green like a Canariensis. These two survived the frigid winters of 2014 and 2015 where we got down to 10 and 11 degrees. Interestingly enough, these palms were planted in front of a brick clubhouse in a rather nice neighborhood right off of the lake, so it's no doubt this helped. The lake is approximately 250 yards away while the building blocks the north/northwest winds and the palms face in a south/southeast direction.
Sorry in advance for the bad pictures; I managed to snap these pictures right before the sun went down. Hopefully I can post more when the sun is out if anyone wants a better look.
Thanks in advance!