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Albizia coreana (or kalkora?)
I recently last year received seeds of Albizia coreana (or kalkora) from a university in North Carolina. The Albizia species is reportedly "rare" but I think they're just rare in cultivation, but I could be wrong. Here are photos on the internet of the prince ear tree (왕자 귀 트리) which aren't my photos but show a good representation of the species.
I have been finding quite a few dwarf butias around town lately. This one has a very short trunk & the top leaves are 5 ft from the ground. It has flowered multiple times.
I Need A Good Heating Cable
What is a good heating cable for palms? Are they just soil heating cables? I am trying to find them on Amazon.
Chamaerops humilis Vulcano is a Beauty
I received requests for more photos of a Chamaerops humilis 'Vulcano' I mentioned in another Topic so this morning I took the following photos. When I was on the European Palm Forum about 6-7 years ago I lamented that the Vulcano form of Chamaerops humilis was unavailable in the US (it still isn't commercially). An Italian member who went by the name of M@x graciously offered to send me seeds of that rare variety and he was most generous. I learned that Vulcano seeds come 40% true along a spectrum (similar to Areca catechu dwarfs). I germinated the seeds and waited for them to go palmate then selected a half dozen that showed the strongest Vulcano traits. I planted them on my Garden Lot, mostly in the back/south side. But this little palm was the most perfect of them all so I set up a 4'x8' box down near the street, planted it in the center with two Gaussia gomez-pompae at each end and small agaves scattered in between. This fall I yanked out the agaves and their invasive offspring, weeded, trimmed and mulched this little palm. It is about 1m tall and 1m wide - almost perfect symmetry. It was out in the open to all of Hurricane Irma's fury and suffered not even a broken frond. It's one tough cookie. Enjoy.
Chamaerops humilis 'Vulcano'
Just ordered my Chamaerops humilis var. cerifera!!!
So on a whim I checked out my wishlist at plant delights nursery and saw that the Chamaerops humilis var. cerifera were being sold again! I have been looking to get these to match my standard chamerops humilis for a while now. So I promptly ordered 2 (might order more lol) to start with and will be garage "greenhouse" keeping them until at least March 2018. Depending on size and health come spring will determine if I plant or just pot up again and "greenhouse" them for another winter. Eitherway great way to spend your lunch break!