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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:
Trachycarpus & Their Hybrids
What is the difference between trachycarpus fortunei x wagnerianus and trachycarpus wagnerianus x fortunei?
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.
Snow covered windmills
By Brad Mondel
Some nice palms in the snow down the road.
What temp should I really worry at?
I know the Livistona chinensis isnt going to do well where I am, but the clump was cheap as dirt and I planted it anyways. Worst case its a perennial until I can get my seedling sabal minor to a plantation size. But what temperature should I start worrying about this clump? I might just do a permanent greenhouse for it so it will have a head start in 2018 and will trunk better than it has this year.
I have 7 trachycarpus fortunei that are well rooted and while all have put out several fronds since march (feel like even the slower ones have put out 10+ ythis year but Ive been bad at recording progress) Im worried about their first winter. While some have started putting out large fronds starting in early summer, and all have a good rooting I want to protect my investment and will be doing mulching + rope lights on the mulch + canopy to prevent wet feet. What temps should I worry about these first year palms? I know they will be fine in a few years but Id like to know what yall think from your experiences. The tag said hardy to 10F per Home Depot and I know the stats online, but these are a fresh plantation as of march 2017 and any insight from those who have done marginal plantation would be much appreciated.
As an FYI for my chamerops humilis I used 15F as the marker for the temp greenhouse and that worked very well as that palm even grew during the winter! Thanks yall!