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Virginia Beach Sabal Palmettos and Why They Look Bad
If you look at Virginia Beach when it comes to Sabal palmettos and you think "those things are going to die." The problem with those palms is not the fact that it is too cold for them but it is the fact that they are not planted well or established. I seen how they plant them and they simply slap it in a hole and fill it with dirt and walk away. They are not planted well. Then they wrap them with a plastic material at the top. Many die. I bet they would do better if they were planted as smaller trees and given years to grow and properly establish. I have looked around neighborhoods about 0.5 miles inland from the ocean and the Sabal palmettos are MASSIVE and thriving. Many people say they buy them locally grown (unlike the ones by the beach and board walk) so they don't get shocked from the colder winters from being used to Florida weather. I have seen 50ft Sabal palmettos with full foltalige in people's yards. These palms are more cold Hardy then you think and once they are established they take off. I have seen huge unprotected ones in zone 7b Virginia before too. If anyone has pictures of some Sabal palmettos in Virginia Beach please post them! Thanks for reading.
7 Gal. Windmill Palm on Zone 7a/7b Boarder Questions
I have a 7 Gal. Windmill Palm I will be planting this weekend and I am on the border of zone 7a/7b. Do you think it will need protection once established?
Washingtonia Filifera Palm Sprouts?
So I planted these California Fan Palm (Washingtonia Filifera) seeds in the little bin thingy 1 week ago and today the seed is coming up, it is does not look like a blade of grass, it looks like a comman leafed plant seed. Is this normal? And yes, I checked to make sure the seeds were palm seeds and they were.
By Las Palmas Norte
On rare occasions, sometimes after decades, Trachycarpus fortunei will send both male and female inflorescence, essentially cloning itself. Do any other palms exhibit this trait?
Sun Hardy Palms in the Balboa Park Succulent Garden
By Sabal Steve
I'm not sure that many know of this spot, but it is definitely worth a look. I'm sure that there's a half dozen species in this area that I didn't even get a picture of. These are BIG palms, reaching maturity in many cases. The park is on the East side of Park Blvd, directly on the other side of Park from the Natural History Museum. A bridge crosses over Park blvd.
Phoenix sylvesteris (I think), Phoenix dactyliferia, Brahea "Super Silver", Brahea aculeata
Phoenix dactyliferia trunk
Phoenix sylvesteris trunk
Sabal sp. with Phoenix dactyliferia in the foreground
Bismarckia nobilis trunk
Brahea "Super Silver", Brahea aculeata