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  2. Will

    Sabal hybrids?

    Does every single flower have male and female parts? Or do Sabal push 2-3 flower stocks which are different in gender?
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  4. Great selection of photos. The Washingtonia in number 9 is absolutely massive! It's also encouraging for my much younger garden, in a similar climate - my Brahea, Washingtonia etc. probably have a good chance of looking like these in time. I have an update on the Washingtonia in number 20, as I was there in November 2021:
  5. It's probably hardly worth contributing this, mine saw -2.2ºC (28ºF) so far this winter, last winter it "endured" an ultimate low of -2.7ºC (27ºF). No damage at all this winter, but last winter I had some minor damage to leaf tips where there was some material leaning against/contacting them. It's worth noting that in light frosts, even when it doesn't actually go below freezing, there is a disturbing darkening of the fronds that looks like damage, but it always seems to return to normal after a day or so. Photo from this morning showing this effect, it is currently below freezing (-0.5ºC) for the fourth time this winter - you can still see the damaged tips from last winter. I don't think there is much filifera in this one at all.
  6. Ryland

    Help with washingtonia robusta in winter

    Looks good! Nice video update. As it's looking that well in January, it's a good sign for it staying well through the rest of the winter - good luck!
  7. MarkbVet

    Splurge purchase - why do I keep doing this??

    Great value! Can't resist a bargain hmmm? Hehehehe!
  8. I have been to the Palm Centre a few times many years ago (probably not long after they moved to that location—early 2000s); can't remember seeing any Jubaeas then, but that wouldn't have been the primary focus of my attention. I do remember they used to have a lot of massive Trithrinax campestris, shipped over from the Argentine pampas (those were billed as hardy, so I wonder if you've come across any?), and a really pretty decent selection of tropical palm and cycad seedlings (several of which I bought, although, alas, none are still alive; my most prized was a Dioon caputoi). Also tree ferns such as tropical Cyatheas and other delights; it was like a botanic garden where everything was for sale! Their selection today (if the website is anything to go by) is incredibly paltry; I suppose there's not much money in interesting palms and other plants that need to be grown under glass when you have a London rent to pay for a comparatively large footprint. It's a pity, although I appreciate they have to make ends meet.
  9. Las Palmas Norte

    Splurge purchase - why do I keep doing this??

    Don't feel bad. At one point I had a 1,000 sq. ft. greenhouse/coldframe with $30,000 worth of plants.
  10. MarkbVet

    Splurge purchase - why do I keep doing this??

    And then you'll move to another house and do it all again! Yup, totally normal...
  11. Palmarum

    Florida Winter 2021-2022

    Brrrr...
  12. MarkbVet

    Parajubaea torallyi or hybrids, anyone?

    much as i like parajubutia it implies that Parajubaea was the seed donor, which would be the reverse cross. So I'd shy away from that one. If I may ask, where are u having labels made? I eventually want nice garden labels, though I've got hundreds of desert plants to label, so cost may push me to hand make labels (got a plan for that lol)
  13. MarkbVet

    Parajubaea torallyi or hybrids, anyone?

    Really nice comparisons! That sunkha hybrid has a very tall thin trunk (and leaves) compared to the JxB! Probably a faster grower too, let's hope it's really hardy in our climate zone. Thanks much for sharing, you've got me sold-- on the appearance of the plant at least. TIme will tell on the hardiness. Crossing my fingers & toes...
  14. Chester B

    Splurge purchase - why do I keep doing this??

    It’s a good deal. They’re already germinated, worth the time, I think. Around here it’s pretty easy to get all the seeds you’d ever need, and germination rates are usually excellent. I had a few hundred fortunei like you have palmettos. I give them away to friends and started planting them around. As long as the rabbits don’t get to them they do well. If I need palmettos I’d be happy to trade, but I already have more than I can handle.
  15. edbrown_III

    Franken Brahea - before and after

    probably 25 years in the ground more or less
  16. Palmlover_78

    Finally

    Hey Guys, A very Tropical Palm grown in Canada indoors, Fourteen months in the making and Finally a multi leafed Frond , on my Christmas Palms.
  17. Thank goodness it's already gone. There is someone on Etsy selling big lots of Windmill seedlings... https://www.etsy.com/shop/HappyHeartsNurseryCo?ref=simple-shop-header-name&listing_id=1094072308 I have 5 big pots of probably 200 sabal palmetto seedlings each in them that i have no idea what to do with...
  18. WaianaeCrider

    Pritchardia beccariana MAYBE

    Yea I'm leaning toward that. When I saw the small seeds a few months ago I was "pissed". But still it's a nice looking strong palm if somewhat common over here.
  19. mike in kurtistown

    Pritchardia beccariana MAYBE

    Pacifica is a distinct possibility.
  20. Chester B

    coldest temp for Mule

    Sorry yes 24F. Thanks @Swolte
  21. Chester B

    Splurge purchase - why do I keep doing this??

    Some guy on eBay. One lot only, I happened on the ad probably minutes after he posted. Good timing.
  22. Jtee

    coldest temp for Mule

    Mine saw 28 degrees last year the day I planted it. It’s a 15 gal mule. I planted it the first week of February. It’s been super healthy and the cold didn’t bother it. This winter it’s seen 28 degrees also.
  23. DAVEinMB

    Your favorite palm of 2021

    Well it is aging like fine wine! Really looking forward to seeing what the next 7 1/2 years brings My ass is saying this every day. Surprised my hoa hasn't told me to dial it back yet
  24. ShadyDan

    coldest temp for Mule

    Mine little seedling went through -8.3C this winter under an overturned wheelbarrow with a few Christmas lights underneath. Looks totally fine after that ordeal.
  25. @Chester B I really, really, really should not ask…. But where from?
  26. Swolte

    coldest temp for Mule

    Welcome to Palmtalk, I think he means 24F and not -24F (just in case you misread and/or were completely new to palms and cold) In general, a well-established, healthy, and mature palm can survive temperatures like 17F. However, to be sure it survives, you may want to protect it well. Wrap the palm in multiple layers and add a heat source around it if you can (like incandescent Christmas lights - remove immediately after the extreme event passed). One thing to consider is to cut all the fronds (maybe leave a spear) in situations where a heat source is not possible and the palm is hard to wrap. Now (the meristem and) the palm is much easier to wrap with multiple layers. I got a mule through 3F that way. Good luck and let us know how it goes! ~ S
  27. Love the Braheas and the Jubaeas aren’t too shabby either.
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