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What's wrong with this Sabal Louisiana?
I am asking for a German fried who is not a member here. Before too many words, a few photos:
This Sabal was planted in 2007 and grew very well until three years ago. Leaves started becoming continuously smaller since then and this year, it started to push out a flower stalk from the centre - it almost looks like a mini-corypha's terminal spike.
It is protected every winter and never sees temperatures below -8C (17.6F).
Has anybody ever seen anything like this? Any chance of survival/recovery? After all, it is still alive and growing... Any suggestions as to how to facilitate its recovery?
Virginia Sabal Palmetto Seedlings Update
Here are my Sabal palmetto seedlings that I threw all over my garden from a seed stalk off of a palmetto in North Carolina about two years ago. They survived the first winter (a pretty bad one). Let's see how long these can keep going.
Do Sabal Hybrids Happen Often In The Wild? Does Anyone Grow Sabal Hybrids?
Whenever I am somewhere where two Sabal species ranges intersect, I never seem to see any hybrids. For example, In South Carolina I will see Sabal palmetto with a bunch of Sabal minor at the base (and younger palmetto) but never see any hybrids. Do hybrids rarely happen? I would assume Sabals in habitats that intersected with one another would be a genetic mess, even though it is not really. Does anyone grow any Sabal hybrids or seen them happen? I am confused about the whole hybrid thing when it comes to palms. Sorry if this is a dumb question.
Sabal minor 'Arkansas' Seedling
So I ordered these Sabal minor seeds a long time ago and used the baggy method. The only thing was the area they were in was cool, so only one of the 5 seeds germinated so far. The ones that did not were put into a smaller community pot outside so they will be warm and hopefully I get a few more to germinate. Anyone have any Sabal minor 'Arkansas' they can share? Pictures?
Several months ago, I bought two sabal palms from a local nursery, and still don't know what to do with them (where to plant them), since I don't know what they are ;
Of course identifying young sabals isn't easy, but since there are some sabal experts on the forum I'm posting some pics with the hope someone might be able to help with identifying ;
From what I understand, in Morocco there are 4 Sabal species : minor, palmetto, bermudana and mauritiiformis ; (that might help identifying?)
First one :
Second one :
Any ideas ?
Anyways, thanks in advance !