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  2. Dartolution

    ButiaXSyagrus'Litoralis'?

    @matthedlund Id absolutely be interested in 1-3 of them if you can verify that they are truly Santa Catarina Mountain Queens. I am not sure who Nigel is... ?
  3. GottmitAlex

    What is your current yard temperature?

    A nice 78F in the garden. Jan 18, 2020. @12:40 pm PST
  4. OC2Texaspalmlvr

    The Struggle is Real !

    So around the Houston area Jan 2018 many Bizzie's saw 20F with freezing rain. I believe all of them have recovered from 75% defoliation or more. How low do you a Corypha can go ?
  5. OC2Texaspalmlvr

    Feather Leafed palms in N. AL

    Maybe try Allogopteria Arenaria for something different then a fan palm. Super slow growing so will always be able to cover. Mine saw 20° F with freezing rain with no protection and had zero leaf burn.
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  7. The transvenosus x woodii should do well if you plant it on a mound about 18 inches elevated and use larger diameter lava for the mound (+/- half inch size). Transvenosus comes from a locale where it's almost daily bathed in mists and it does get rather a lot of rain, but with flawless drainage from the terrain. With woodii blood in the mix from the male contribution, and mom had to be transvenosus, I'm pretty sure just elevating the planting bed would be the only modification you'd need to make. Your humidity coupled with heavy rains does make me worry a bit about the crown-rot risk on this hybrid. I don't have a solution for that, short of building a transparent roof on posts like they do with succulents in this situation.
  8. Austinpalm

    Feather Leafed palms in N. AL

    I think you could try Chamaedorea radicallis up against the house or some other building and on the south/southeast side. Maybe even C. microspadix. Radicallis is definitely the hardier of the two IMO. Plant them early this spring so they will have a whole growing season to get established. They may need some protection on the coldest of nights. But neither gets real big, so should be doable. Good luck!
  9. oasis371

    Feather Leafed palms in N. AL

    Trachycarpus palms are not pinnate/feather palm, and the OP was interested in pinnate palms, not palmate ones. Having said that, I think Butia is probably the best bet as a pinnate palm. Not sure about Jubaea chilensis in the Southeast..., they did to prefer much drier Mediterranean climates.
  10. Oops! Sorry I just reposted what you already said, I didn't since it since I was scrolling on my phone. I forgot that this was already posted here.
  11. Olivia penis? Not finding anything on palmpedia about that one...
  12. I just randomly thought I should look up American Alligators on the iNaturalist app, and this is a picture of one apparently taken on the Virginia side of the Great Dismal Swamp. There are also a bunch of pictures of them at Merchants Millpond State Park, NC, which is, like mentioned before, quite far inland for this far north. This one is a bigger one that was spotted in VA.
  13. Thanks for the input guys!
  14. Also on my list. Will it handle inland full sun though? Especially in winter months when the sun is farthest south and will be hitting it from an angle straight into the crown shaft. I have 2 Maximas that always get serious crown burn this time of year. I’ll take a pic to share what it can do to Archontophoenix. So for the spots in mind the palm would have to be pretty sun tolerant. Olivia penis is one I’m considered though. Picked up a 3 or 5 gallon Pyrifomis and it is in full morning and early mid day sun from 930am to about 130pm and it’s actually handling it well. Still in the pot will plant in March.
  15. Tracy, your Sabinaria looks fantastic, I need to get mine in the ground after seeing the growth on yours. Gunnar, nice meeting you last night, at what was a terrific talk in Hilo. You went home with some great stuff for your garden. Tim
  16. Estlander

    Wilt Stop on Queen Palm?

    That white film is fine and is supposed to be there on Queens. It’s a sign of a healthy plant.
  17. JLM

    Wilt Stop on Queen Palm?

    I have a white film on mine, not really sure if this is something to worry about.
  18. csentell1924

    Feather Leafed palms in N. AL

    I'm surprised everyone is saying Trachycarpus wouldn't do good around here. As Mercedes-benz of Huntsville has 2, a hotel in Huntsville has one, and a Sonic in Scottsboro has one as well. Also, I believe a few houses in Hampton Cove (A fancy part of Huntsville) have some as well. But I guess these places could have created micro climates. Below I have pictures of 3 mentioned above.
  19. Oviedo_z10b_lol

    Show Us Your Archontophoenix!

    Jealousy does not even begin to describe my feelings here.
  20. Jason, I thought your palms were fast growers.....they got nothin on your daughter! It seems they’ve both sprouted a couple of inches since my visit last week! Enjoying the rain? Will it ever stop? Tim
  21. realarch

    Kerriodoxa flowering

    Ray, those look great. Hmmm....I think I need to upgrade my shovel. Tim
  22. Silas_Sancona

    How are these for big compost bins?

    Only challenge w/ composting for many is ..most people in Cali live on small lots and don't have the space ( or time ) to do it themselves, especially if you have a lot of yard waste.. Or, may simply choose not to.. in which case i'd imagine they pay extra to have their landscapers haul it away. I'd tack on extra for that service myself. Others likely would.. except for the OCD next door neighbor who'd likely call the city about the slightest whiff of yard waste in their neighbor's yard.. In such cases, i applaud efforts like this by city municipalities to take on such a challenge that can benefit many, despite the costs, quality, or whatever.. Regardless, yes.. nothing is better than doing your own composting.. Heck, lol.. there are people here who are having a fit that the state didn't extend the sound wall on a recently opened freeway, even though they're located well removed from where the freeway passes through their neighborhood.. State recently came out to measure noise levels and found them to be well within limits.. People in those neighborhoods still aren't satisfied.. They never are.. Would never live in that part of town. " Pretty " homes don't always = ideal neighbors. While, ( if all goes as hoped, ) my future home may be a simple, one story ranch, sitting on a couple acres.. guaranteed it will be nicer than 98% of these newer, cramped houses that really should have gone out of style 10 or so years ago.. Won't burn down, and i can compost all my debris until the sun burns out. Only people i welcome, will be welcomed ..
  23. Interesting topic in "the struggle is real" thread showing how the landscape work in growing a palm garden increases as it matures. One way to reduce the work load is to plant self shedding palms, palms that drop their leaves. this means less time on a ladder risking your life as you get older. I had some thoughts about this years ago and tried to get a lot of self shedding palms that could survive in my 9B zone. Now my yard is a warm 9B, 20 year low is 28F in this area. So I need self shedding that will survive 28F. My most cold hardy self shedding palm is sabal causiarum, its good to 8b and sheds as an adult. Bismarckia self shed and are good to about 24F(+/-). I had some bismarckia survive 21F for a brief period in the desert(1/4 was killed). A third level of cold hardiness is sabal mauritiiformis, copernicia fallaense and baileyana, all good to perhaps 26F. Next up are my crownshafts, kentiopsis Oliviformis, satakentia Liukensis, and big royals are also good to 27-28F. Lots of tropicals self shed but how about palms that can take subtropical or mediterranean conditions and self clean?
  24. Definitely rewarding.. Had wanted to trial these for awhile. Hoping to trial more species in the Genus later. Between Arizona and California, you'd be surprised at the diversity of.. and lack of diversity in regards to Aussie natives in both nurseries and landscapes. In this regards, California takes the cake.. Not difficult to walk into a nursery that stocks very basic material and note at last 7 different Australian native Genera in their inventory.. More specialty-type of place, that list goes up, quite a bit. Here in Arizona.. at least from what i have seen, it is mainly some of the more popular Acacia ( 4 sp. ), Senna ( about 4 sp. ) and various forms of Eremophila that are encountered in nurseries. Some places still offer a few Eucalyptus ( Corymbia papuana being very popular.. Great tree too ) and the bottle-trunk forming Brachychiton sp. but many of the giant Eucs. are restricted to older neighborhoods / parks.. Very few options other than those.. Only Protaea- family member you see around town are some old ( and not so attractive looking ) Silk Oak. Desert Botanical used to have a section dedicated to Australian natives but demolished it when they built several new buildings/ expanded some of their Greenhouse space.. California on the other hand.. Name a Genus from Oz and it is very possible at least one species from it can be found in someones nursery or yard, somewhere in the state.. Have even heard that a few adventurous collectors have been trialing some of the " supposedly challenging to cultivate", rarer Orchids native to the continent. In time, i myself would like to try my hand at growing them as well.
  25. sonoranfans

    The Struggle is Real !

    Don't worry bismarckia self shed well when they get older. Mine has 9' clear trunk and leafbases come off with leaves when they drop. Generally my biz does not retain dead leaves, they shed before they are half brown. When it was young I had to cut off dead leaves, but they change and release nicely with age.
  26. Ben in Norcal

    The Struggle is Real !

    Welders gloves are great - cheap and stop my Phoenix stabbing me!
  27. Ben in Norcal

    Show Us Your Archontophoenix!

    That's pretty average size/price for them up here. Like you, I don't need them, so I don't buy them! That said, I found one that was actually an alexandre, mislabeled as a cunninghamiana - over the Christmas break. Snapped that one up!
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