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Northeast/Mid Atlantic Palm Discussion
By Nj Palms
Hey all I created this forum for people in the Northeast/Mid Atlantic to discuss and banter about palms in our region!Post any sightings in stores or your own.Any interesting things about palms is also accepted, and of course any questions or concerns are more than welcome to be posted on this sub forum!Thanks for all the information you guys provide.
Trachycarpus & Their Hybrids
What is the difference between trachycarpus fortunei x wagnerianus and trachycarpus wagnerianus x fortunei?
Odd Cocoid Hybrid
So I have this cocoid hybrid that's supposed to be a Buju or Jubu. It's been in the ground for 5 years or so, shady area, slow growth. But this bad boy is different. There are two odd characteristics that suggest Syagrus blood. Check it out. From a distance, it just looks like a robust Butia. On closer inspection all the fronds show plumosity and the fine point armament of a some mules. The pinnae are actually a little wider like Jub. It's fascinating. It lost its spear with the 8F low this winter, but fairly unharmed otherwise. What do y'all think? My best guess is Buju X Syagrus.
Butia Growth Rate
By The Steve
This was a real surprise for me. Early 2016 I planted a strap leaf seedling (3 leaves) that I grabbed from out of the boot of a mature Butia odorata. It got planted out near the curb, with no care, planted in clay. I'm not sure what type of watering it gets, but I've never seen it watered. Anyways, the pics tell the story.
Nice Trachycarpus and Butia in upstate SC
By Brad Mondel
This Trachycarpus is HUGE and survived an extremely cold winter this year (14F). The Butia survived also but has some damage.