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Good find at the big box!
Returned the dead palm that was sold to me with more than half its roots gone bad and paid a little extra for a much larger specimen! Couldn't be happier, wish I could afford to get the other 2 but oh well. Wife woulda killed me had I brought more than just the replacement lol.
Finally planted the sagos and update on potted trachycarpus
So as the title says I finally planted my sago palms about a week or so ago and hoping for the best, but planning on the worst. Pretty much dont expect them to live, and at the very best they will flush and defoliate until they do die. Either way I needed them out of pots as I'm not a fan of potted plants. Also my new trachycarpus that I potted up recently is still declining. The only hope is the healthy looking green spear. Sure would hate to have to return it... All my other potted up to be planted later palms are looking wonderful! Although sadly plantation might have to wait til 2019 as the addition isn't looking to be done soon enough for my latest date.
In limbo palms, cycads and yucca
Here is the curling trachycarpus, dying yucca gloriosa and others. Can't wait to put them in the ground!
Neglected Trachycarpus fortunei growth rate in Maryland
So I posted this palm in another thread and just looked on google maps per a PM on here thanks @MDPalm! The first picture is july 2014, last is from mid to late December. Growth rate isnt terribly fast, but OC is NOTORIUS for neglecting any and all landscaping (especially "exotics"). Judging by the size its been here for a while, and easily escaped my eyes for years as its of the beaten path, unless you were big on car washes while on vacation. I am not lol.
Here is proof windmill palms can survive the winter on Long Island
Hi my name is Kevin and I am the owner of Island Wide Palm Trees, we are located on Long Island in New York. We sell palm trees as far south as Virginia and as far north as Massachusetts.
Here is pictures of one of my customer's Windmill Palms that have survived the past 4 winters. This spring will be 5 winters. You can not ask for better then this.
The best way to keep the trees alive is to have a good wrapping system. We have an amazing wrapping system that you can see on our website.
and here is a link to our Facebook video we posted last year about these trees. (wrapping and planting is extra right now)
If you have any questions about how to keep these windmills alive feel free to contact me. I will be more than happy to try and help you.