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    Hello all! Just wanted to share an update on my cuban royal palm. I planted this bad boy in the ground in March of 2020. This summer it has skyrocketed! I believe the bigger spacing means it's growing fairly quickly per frond.
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    And an update on the mature coconut a block from my house. It has fruit for the 2nd year in a row.
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    The have some nice stuff up that way: https://tinyurl.com/2p85vey2 https://tinyurl.com/2p8ndvkf https://tinyurl.com/ycxahw8v https://tinyurl.com/mrxe5cfd https://tinyurl.com/yh83m6uw https://tinyurl.com/4c6hw6rt https://tinyurl.com/yc3tx5fp https://tinyurl.com/2p8nxfbw https://tinyurl.com/4424xuxx Fall Color: https://tinyurl.com/5799sfp8
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    I usually use pruning shears or loppers, but when that isn't enough:
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    A couple of Coconus growing well in Forest City, west of Altamonte Springs.
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    Hi everyone, I have had the fortune to see some awesome palm gardens lately, looking good after a very wet spring which is unusual for this area. Photos aren't in any particular order, but these first few are from the garden of Will and Margaret Kraa...some of you may know them, but they have an impressive collection which has been thinned out a bit recently, which makes for better viewing IMO. This is in the suburbs of Brisbane. Plenty of lovelies there... Dypsis ambositrae Dypsis canaliculata
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    Some younger Coconuts a few blocks from my house in Altamonte Springs. These face south so get early morning in with a windblock to the north.
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    Even Brahea Armata look good. These are all on the lake edge. And a younger Jubaea, Trachy, and Sago. Someone had a neat idea of planting med fans under Trachycarpus so they look like clumping Trachycarpus to most people.
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    @MSX I agree with Ben, they are very easy especially with some heat. I once started soaking Washy seeds in lukewarm water and forgot about them for almost a week (didn't even change the water once) and they began germinating in the water! Looks like the palm is filifera or a filifera dominant hybrid. You're starting with fresh seeds which is good - I'd wish you good luck but I'm sure you won't need it and you'll succeed regardless! Seeds have a long shelf life also do if you want to try some at other times of the year in 2022 the seeds will still be viable.
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    Third garden is Yvonne and Brian's
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    Second garden is that of Stan Walkley, quite a few of you know him I know... This garden is on the Sunshine Coast an hour + north of Brisbane...
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    Achieved almost 100% germination from this lot. They are coming along.
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    Nice start, I'm guessing this at your new casa correct ? Planting your bulletproof palms makes the most sense. I'm sure he had been itching to get some in the ground like myself. Looking forward to all the other palms you have ready to get in the ground. Causiarum was my first planting more to come this next spring =) T J
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    The IPS board recently approved a tentative tour to Hawaii starting with a welcome dinner on Sunday, October 9, 2022 and ending with a farewell dinner in Hilo on Saturday, October15, 2022. Although planning continues, there is great uncertainty regarding how the pandemic will affect travel.
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    Actually planted these this spring. I planted a filabusta but a rabbit or something ate it to the ground. I also planted butia but it drowned in all the rain we got this spring. I’ll try again this upcoming spring. Below is a mule , planted as a two gallon maybe, it took right off without skipping a beat.
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    Hello. I visited a beautiful garden on the French Riviera in Menton. This is the Villa Maria Serena. I photographed a Brahea and would like to know if if it is the variety decumbens or calcarea?
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    My friend @shminbabe has a c. Macrocarpa that she is worried about. per her words; the newest growth has “gone limp” It’s been cool in Atlantic Beach but certainly nowhere near frost or freeze territory. She has an amazing microclimate. does the palm look okay?
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    Exactly. Palms that are imported from Florida,Hawaii,or California have never been exposed to our extreme Arizona temperatures that would have already killed off the genetically weaker seedlings.There definitely is genetic variance from plant to plant. On the marginal species,it's best to try and find ones that have already been living in AZ for a year or more,or better yet, buy from a local grower or hobbyest. aztropic Mesa,Arizona
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    I need to explore around there. On Bear Lake Rd. there's a mature Hyophorbe verschaffeltii that's been growing in the open for years and some flowering size Royal Poinciana. That area used to be a real cold pocket. But now development has taken over and the urban heat island keeps expanding out. Look on Maitland by Bear Lake Rd. There's a big fruiting Wodyetia, Royal Poinciana, Mast Trees and tropical fruits visible over the tall walls.
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    It was from PDN , and in a tiny pot about 8 years ago . It may not look it , but it is 7' to the tip of the tallest frond now . Will
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    mine too everything ok ... but play easy inside the house ...
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    I would gander that the record lows in Phoenix metro are from radiational cold, with warm day time highs. Compare that to 9b/10a Texas that saw a very windy advective freeze of 23F that killed a bunch of Royal in exposed locations. The survival rate much better in AZ than an advective freeze in south Texas and central Florida.
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    Yes, it is. They do well in the part of the world...
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    Yes. Many winters here,we seem to get an average low of 29F;if only for a single night. Some years we squeeze by without any freezes,but will always see 30's F at some point over every winter. I've been living here 26 years now,and the coldest I've ever seen it was 23F and an extreme high of 121F. Because of the extremely dry air,most palms will survive 28F with little or no damage.Royals seem to get considerable damage at 26F here,but have always come back,even from complete defoliation. aztropic Mesa,Arizona
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    @aztropic yes!! Thanks so much for all your help scott!! @96720 yes! The first one was when it was planted originally in March of 2020 @Collectorpalms I live in a suburbs of Phoenix! Our zone is 9b. Our lowes are usually in the low 30s but we have gone down to the 20s a few times. I have only been in the valley for 4 years but @aztropic has been growing these palms for many years. He can give a better idea on cold hardiness
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    I was on a walk today and found this gem hiding next to a hotel. Excellent microchip late (canopy, concrete, beach nearby). Gorgeous white crownshaft!
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    I use a one handed cordless sawzall. Sometimes the loppers are too small for a wide based frond.
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    Beautiful! Once they get several feet of wood,then they work on getting fat. Looks like another success with royal palm in the valley. aztropic Mesa,Arizona
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    A minor actually planted two of them
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    Sabal causiarum as a large liner, growing very quickly for a sabal
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    Washingtonia seeds germinate easily, I germinated over 100 this year 1. Soaked them in water for 4-5 days 2. Sowed in a mix of perlite and miracle gro palm and cactus soil 3. Set container on top of TV box and within 5 days they were starting to germinate, with all germinating within 10 days
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    Moving the oldest ones to the east side to shelter from the upcoming gale storm from the west
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    Happy Thanksgiving to you too @Josue Diaz! Beautiful garden!
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    My Tifton Hardy has been a real winner here .
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    Yes it’s a Brahea Brandegeei. I’ve spoken personally to Keith (Owners Son), and he told me it’s a BBrandegeei. I actually purchased my Brandegeei there from him. Treeland has a bunch of different palms in the back of the nursery that aren’t for sale to the public. If you find Keith and make conversation and start a relationship with him, he’ll take you back there and purchase directly through him. heres my Brandegeei from treeland.
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    Happy Thanksgiving to all! What a fabulous, colorful jungle you have
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    Are those cacti Cereus repandus/Peruvian apple cactus??
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    The fourth garden is that of Jon Williams...this is (apart from some older plantings of Chambeyronia, Foxtails and Leptocheilos) a very young garden full of understory palms. Many are still adjusting to the increased sun exposure but are really starting to come along, and this place will be stunning in a couple of years.
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    Saturday morning I did a 5k in Longwood. Part of the route went through some neighborhoods northwest of downtown Longwood. I didn't see many bigger or mature zone 10 palms but did see lots of young, common ones (Wodyetia, Dypsis lutescens, Adonidia, etc.) Did find a nice Dypsis decaryi and a pair of Wodyetia. Also a really good size Delonix regia. This is an open location without really any lake influence.
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    Great work @kinzyjr! I see a few places where it skips a zone, like in Pinellas it goes from 10a2 to 10b1 without crossing 10a-b. I think this cold be because Whitted is 10b and PIE is 10a, but there's no data stations in between to suggest there's an in between value so it's jumping from one zone to another. Is that right?
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    @Eric in Orlando ID'ed it as Archontophoenix cunninghamiana on the original thread. There have been a lot of palms and other foliage plants added to the garden over the years, so who knows what else might be lurking back there.
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    There are two large ones outside Ticino (where there are many centenarian specimens) that I know of and they are close to Lake Léman (or Lake Geneva in English), the largest body of water in Switzerland and one of the largest lakes in Europe. Thus, the climate is comparatively mild. Even though you can see them, this is by no means "in the alps". Unfortunately, I don't have a photo.

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