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  1. 13 points
    Only 6 months later, but this thing is erupting, almost hurling itself at the sky.
  2. 10 points
    Here is a photo of mine here in St. Augustine, Florida zone 9A. It has had very little protection over the years. It does very well in that spot. I have another in the back under oak canopy and it has grown much smaller. Thought I'd take a photo with me next to it for you to see the size better.
  3. 10 points
    Hmm, I find these remarkably easy to grow. I have two that get hit four nights per week with sprinklers that wet the entire palms and get a good dose of granular palm food three times per year. One is in full sun and one is in full shade. They grow equally well. Perhaps it’s a climate thing. I know they like daytime heat but also need a quick cooldown in the evening. Here, even in 90 degree daytime temps, the nights cool to upper 50s and 60s. Every D. desipiens I’ve had planted in client’s yards have survived as well in my area regardless of lots of water or minimal water. I think climate is key with these.
  4. 9 points
    Hey there from Saint Augustine/Anastasia Island. Location is approximately 1 mile from the ocean and three-quarter mile from the intercoastal. Smack dab in the middle of the island about 2 miles from historic Saint Augustine. I planted this beauty as a 5 gallon plant approximately six years ago. I purchased two and planted one in the front yard with almost no irrigation with a high canopy tree above and the one in the picture off the southwest corner of our house with the benefit of irrigation. The difference is 2/3 more growth with irrigation. We’ve had no frost for two years. But, I had 2 Arikury palms under a high canopy water oak and one succumbed to frost damage due to defoliation after hurricane Matthew. However, the Alfredii showed slight burn on a couple of fronds which I considered slight.
  5. 8 points
    Basic C. renda The taller palms in the first photo were planted from 7-gal pots in March 2010. The palms in the foreground of the 2nd photo were from 1-gal pots planted December 2012. Photos are from March 2018.
  6. 6 points
    Last week I bought 3 trunking Geonoma undata (US$ 19.25 each) cultivated in the warmer region of Corupá (low altitude, near sea, between high mountais, that rarely sees some freezes) in Santa Catarina state. I'm going to give them a try. I think this is the lower altitude variety (?) so I'm not sure about the cold hardiness. I planted them below some canopy in a bright spot. Do somebody have some knowledge about this palm? Thanks!
  7. 6 points
    I saw this over the weekend a few doors down from a friends house in Clearwater, Belleview Island. I know it is some kind of Copernicia, but I am not sure exactly which. Anyone have an idea?
  8. 6 points
  9. 6 points
    Mandatory end of summer pic on this hybrid
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  11. 6 points
    Here is a photo of my Cyrtostachys renda from February 2011 at my parent's former house. I had this palm from 2003-2016 and grew it from a 1' size to a large palm. It became unweildy and I planted in the ground in my greenhouse and it burnt up in the summer of 2016.
  12. 5 points
    I just came back from a vacation where I was able to spend a couple days at the coast in the southern part of Oregon. I didn't manage to get too many photos as I was afraid I was pretty suspicious looking driving around in black car with tinted windows stopping in front of people's homes and rolling down the window to snap pictures of their homes. I was surprised at the sheer number of palms I saw growing that I can't here in Portland. Cordylines are pretty common at the coast anywhere in Oregon but there were some pretty thick trunked specimens around. What I didn't capture in these photos were the presence of Washingtonia filifera that seemed to be common as well. Unfortunately I didn't have the time to drive around Bandon to look for the northernmost CIDP's...
  13. 5 points
    I was on youtube yesterday night and found possibly the most northern semi longterm Sabal Palmetto on the east coast. The video referenced CT notable trees so I went to the site and found out more about the palm. I am still dumbfounded. It sprouted from seed in 2005 and was planted in its current location in 2009. It is still alive considering the video was made this fall. I am absolutely dumfounded at how this palm is still alive and doing well at that. it doesn't look like it even gets any protection during the winter when I looked at old streetviews. Here is the CT notable trees information about the palm. there is also a Windmill palm on the site. http://oak.conncoll.edu:8080/notabletrees/ViewTreeData.jsp?selected=226219 Here is the streetview https://www.google.com/maps/place/30+Hazel+St,+Bridgeport,+CT+06604/@41.1634148,-73.1873538,3a,15y,20.89h,86.93t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sh4YsY45yEbGV8bxG0xhKEQ!2e0!7i13312!8i6656!4m5!3m4!1s0x89e80e09479c1c85:0x692aa48115172c84!8m2!3d41.163864!4d-73.1871908 Here is a Link to the Video I referenced I am still dumfounded and am now planning a trip to bridgeport
  14. 5 points
    We have 3 Tahinas..this is the largest as it obviously loving the water Peter Balasky and Luke Dollar and of course..Rascal and the girls for size Dr Balasky and Luke Dollar are committed to improving life and conservation in Madagascar through education...and the building of schools. we were discussing the next project which is to add a library to a educational complex that includes primary...middle and high school
  15. 5 points
  16. 5 points
    To be fair mate ive read your posts where you comment repetitively on everyone else's climate and comparing them all unfavorably in most cases to your own. The UK is a very popular destination for travellers wishing to see historic archetecture, experience history, culture etc... but no one goes there for the weather. Full points to anyone wishing to push the growing barriers, many of us try it, myself included but climates are what they are regardless of what we want them to be. Good luck with the palms to yourself and to the original poster whom I feel quite sorry for as he comes across as a decent person and I wish him well with his experiments.
  17. 5 points
    I have been growing this particular species for over a decade with all my current plants coming as pup cuttings from one of the original plants I had in my Carlsbad garden. This is the first that will actually bloom though. The plants start growing upright, but eventually will "crawl" forward out of the spot you planted them. The ones in my Carlsbad garden grew over a patio or into more valued plants so I would always remove them, starting over with the remaining prolific pups popping off the base. As a result none ever reached maturity before I "sacrificed" them. So this is a first, and good timing as it crawls into the street along the side of my house. There are more pups at this one's base, so once it's done flowering I won't wait for it to shrivel and die, I'll just lop it off. I'm interested to see what it's inflorescence ultimate size and shape will be in that it is a hybrid agave. This is just the start of the emerging flower stalk but with the color striping I thought it worth sharing even at this early stage. Anyone else have one of these flower in the past?
  18. 5 points
    This is what I picked up yesterday, already planted! Aiphanes horrida Attalea cohune Carpoxylon macrospermum Chamaedorea metallica Chambeyronia macrocarpa var. 'watermelon' Cryosophila warscewiczii Gaussia maya Licuala ramsayi Pinanga sp. "Thai Mottled" Pseudophoenix vinifera
  19. 5 points
    Here are some photos of mine in St. Augustine. It is probably about 20 feet tall. Hard to see with all the other foliage in the yard. It has done very well in that protected part of my backyard. Lots of oak and cedar hammock in the yard.
  20. 5 points
  21. 5 points
    The other brahea in the backyard is dead. There were a few c. Radicalis, pauritus palm, n. Ritcheana, butia odorata, three very large armata, arenga engleri, a few sabal minors, silver serenoa repens, med fans and a large unknown sabal(palmetto) and a big queen.
  22. 4 points
    I saw this large Tahina back in 2012 when it was pretty impressive. It's now simply amazing. Is this the largest in cultivation? Does anyone have a larger individual? Hawaii? As for more seed, the local communities are monitoring the known populations and if a flowering occurs, we are hopeful seed will once again become available with proceeds of sale ploughed back into local community development and conservation John Dransfield
  23. 4 points
    Here’s a photo of mine (California garden) after about 10 years. Still showing some color and split into a double early on in its life. Probably about 10-12’ tall. Planted as a 5 gallon in 2010.
  24. 4 points
    Great job Kinzy! Coconuts have to grow in Lakeland. I can still remember the fully mature Coconuts throughout Orlando in the late 1950's. I believe they disappeared in the 1962 freeze. Eric and all of you are showing resurgence post 1989. Long live the Coconut in central Florida...
  25. 4 points
    New leaf on a pinanga ( please don't judge me on all the weeds)