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Ocean city may have come to their senses!
Well first one I have seen in Ocean city proper. Going to keep and eye out for it every year and see how it does. Its right up next to the building facing south so should have an ideal setting. Might help it out with some ninja fertilizer treatments given OCs record of not giving a damn about plants.
Spear pull x 2
Well I knew there would be an attrition ratewith my plantation but I didnt think it'd be that quick and easy. Had 2 pull today sadly and checked all my others and they are stout still. Here's hpping they pull through, but we have had an exceptionally cold fall and have had 3 cold snaps already so the palms saw as low as 16F for an hour or 3 and 18 and 19f the other times. All brief with day times over freezing. They are mulched a little and under a canopy that prevents cold rain or snow to hit them their first year, not to mention the rope lights that prevent frozen soil above the roots and trunk.
What puzzles tye heck out of me is the livistona chinensi and chamerops humilis look OUTSTANDING with no pull, while the trachycarpus had 2 pull. Lets just say my confidence is severly shaken.
TRACHYCARPUS FORTUNEI spear Pull
By Coconut James
I am New to growing palm trees since I live in the north. I have a new trachycarpus fortunei 10 foot palm tree I got One month ago it was grown in Florida and has
never seen a Cold winter when I got it. it was recently transplanted into a bucket from the nursery prior to me getting it. when I got the tree Home I noticed the center spear was gray and pulled out and was all rotten. And a few small ones in the center wear loose as well I pulled them all out and began treating it with hydrogen peroxide directly to the crown is there anything else I can do and has anyone ever seen this before. will the tree grow it out?
The rest of the tree looks gorgeous it has lots of dark green healthy foliage but the center is just not growing at all it's only been about two weeks since I started treating it with hydrogen peroxide every three days. any advice at all would help.
Thanks so much. I appreciate any help at all
Controversial Trachies in Milan
I thought this was interesting. Starbucks planted over 30 T. fortunei in the plaza near the Duomo Cathedral in Milan and it sparked protests and even vandalism. It goes to show the great transformative symbolism that palms carry, maybe more so than any other type of plant. Apparently this isn't always a positive thing to people. I know that palms aren't really part of Milan's identity, though these aren't the first in the city. I'd especially love to get the opinions of any Italians or Europeans on these boards on introducing "exotic" species (especially palms) to historic sites and structures.
My mother's outdoor Trachycarpus fortunei!
Hi, I'm Damien and a 30-year-old guy, and here is my first topic on this forum.
I live in the North-East of France, close to the border with the very small country of Luxembourg, in an average-sized city called Thionville. To give you an idea of my climate, please rather search the bigger city of Metz on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metz#Climate. It's a semi-continental climate that is intermediate between a true Dfb humid continental climate (Moscow, Russia) and a true Cfb temperate oceanic climate (London, UK).
My mother has recently moved in her newly-built house on the outskirts of the city and I convinced her to buy and plant a palm tree in her front garden to give it a more exotic look. As I live in an apartment in the city center, I don't have the chance to have a private garden. This explains that. lol
Here are some pictures that I took before winter 2016-17, around September/October. After a few researches, I learnt that it was better to cover the palm during its very first winter spent outside with a special blanket purposely made for plants in colder climates. She thus had to do so. As incredible as it sounds, she won't need to do this again next winter for our climate, which nevertheless is cold to very cold at times between November and March. We have had snow these past few days, and in early December, we even had ice days (the temperature never went above the freezing mark during several days in a row)! Windmill palms prove once again their exceptional hardiness! I will take and post further pictures of her covered windmill palm later, next time I go to my mum's home.
Thank you for watching.