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Sunquat/Lemonquat Variegated New Branch
Here is my sunquat/lemonquat that has recently added a new branch which is variegated. It showed virtually no damage after our ultimate low of 20º F this past January. I grew it from seed and the mother plant showed no variegation. Is this common? I have had other plants purchased as variegated plants (such as Chinese privet - Ligustrum sinense 'Variegata') which often has normal new growth as they tend to revert back but I've never seen the opposite before.
Chamaerops humilis var. cerifera Spring 2018
By Palm crazy
I have a total of seven chamaerops humilis var. cerifera in the garden and here they all are. This palm is one of the hardiest palms out there. All pictures were taken this week.
Trachycarpus in Lakeland
Apparently, you can grow a healthy trachycarpus here in Lakeland. I stopped by the McDonald's at the intersection of Edgewood Ave. and South Florida Ave. today and noticed a very healthy trachycarpus. Given past results here in median plantings, I wondered how old it was. Apparently, this palm has been here since at least May of 2011. That's 7 solid years of growth. Here it is today:
Here is a picture from Google street view in 2011:
Do Florida Grown Palms Do Well In The Carolinas?
Since a lot of palms are grown in Florida and shipped up north, do palms grown in Florida do well in the Carolinas? For example, if a palm (let's say Butia, that has experience nothing below 30 degrees F) is shipped from Florida to somewhere like Myrtle Beach, will it end up burning in the winters?
Jubea of Doom