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Syagrus campylospatha seems to be a generally-trunkless, clustering palm with blue-tinted leaves from southern Brazil. It sounds like a great palm for a foreground planting (against a low wall). I've found some information on it, but it seems like it may not be in cultivation. Has anyone grown it or tried to grow it?

Jason

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Kathryn

I tend to go for the blue/silver species, but I don't know anything about this one.

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mppalms
I tend to go for the blue/silver species, but I don't know anything about this one.

Yeah, I like to mix up the colors and sizes a bit. The short blue ones can get a prominent space in front of a contrasting wall. I want to gradually remove a bunch of other plants and replace them with PALMS!

Jason

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freakypalmguy

This looks very cool. Here is a pic and info from PACSOA

Common Names:

yatay-mi or yatay.

Habitat:

Grow in open areas of grassy zones of central Paraguay, in rocky and sandy soils, in full sun.

Description:

A very small palm, look like those smaller Butias-Syagrus , of subterranean and clustered stem. Leaves are light grey/blue. Fruits are edible and delicious, like orange. Leaves are utilised by local people.

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freakypalmguy

Almost has a R. xerophila look to it. Cool

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Gaston in Argentina

Its cool to read that yet people is interested in to hear about this rare trunkless palm.-

It`s said that wasnt seen since 1903 in the time of its discover.-

They grow in south of Paraguay in rocky soil, in 2001 there was an article in PSST (Palms Society South Texas) bulletin about Syagrus campylospatha, with pictures.-

I saw the palm in habitat during 2001, 2002, 2003 and 2004 and had harvested seeds wich i sent to Hawaii, South California (Jerry Andersen nursery if i remember well), some were to north California, some to Europe and Australia.- Not many, less then one thousand and i unknow what if theres seedlings available of those seeds.-

Its a nice coloured palm, with unique silver leaves with a spine in their tips.- Trunks are subterranean and many grow in colonies as seen in the pictures.-

Syagrus campylospatha are endangered because its limited area where they grow.-

They build a small infrutescence with (not many) delicious fruits, but unfortunately as happen with most trunkless palms of the area, a beetle larvae enter inside the fruits in the first age of their development and when they are ripe they are adult and destroy the viability of many of their seeds that make that an 10% of the seeds harvested are vible to germination.-

Still, they promess to get a good tolerance to cold, and droughtness, good for California, Florida, Arizona, Texas, Australia and southern Europe.

Best regards.

Gaston Torres Vea

Cordoba, Argentina

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Alberto

I was given a S.campylospatha plant (still single) and also a multiple S. cerqueirana.

I tried to germinate some seeds of S. campylospatha some years ago but wasn´t succesfull. I like the blue stiff leaflets of this latter very much. Do somebody grow this little dwarfs?

How cold hardy are this palms? Will they thrive in partial shade?

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Alberto

I saw the palm in habitat during 2001, 2002, 2003 and 2004 and had harvested seeds wich i sent to Hawaii, South California (Jerry Andersen nursery if i remember well), some were to north California, some to Europe and Australia.- Not many, less then one thousand and i unknow what if theres seedlings available of those seeds.-

Gaston Torres Vea

Cordoba, Argentina

According Gaston he sent +- 1000 seeds to many folks around the world. I know they are not easy to germinate. Are there some Syagrus campylospatha somewhere?

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Mark Heath

I too would like to know the answer to Albertos' question. There was a guy who was selling the seeds but he seemed fishy and due to the low germination rate Merrill Wilcox and i decided against buying any seed.

I would have loved to have a few of these!!

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Mandrew968

That little palm is a stunner that looks to be able to be planted almost anywhere! Where can I get one, or two or 10???

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Alberto

Today an ugly looking holy plant and a of a "pitanga"(Eugenia uniflora) volunteer were removed at the north side of the house, were it will be warm and suny also in winter. I think there is a nice microclimate at this place.

I´ll post a pic when it will be planted.

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Mark Heath

Today an ugly looking holy plant and a of a "pitanga"(Eugenia uniflora) volunteer were removed at the north side of the house, were it will be warm and suny also in winter. I think there is a nice microclimate at this place.

I´ll post a pic when it will be planted.

Please share a pic, would love to see one!

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Alberto

Planting my S.campylospatha. It has a good rootball with new roots at the surface

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Alberto

I added some very well decomposed manure and bean meal to the soil of the plant hole. Watered well and how it looks today.

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Sutter Bob

Looks great Alberto.

Good luck.

Looks like one with great potential for California.

Thanks Jason for starting this thread way back when.

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Alberto
THANKS!!!!
I added some very well decomposed manure and bean meal to the soil of the plant hole. Watered well and how it looks today.

Sorry : bone meal

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Gileno Machado

Nice one, Alberto

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Gaston Torres Vera

well done Alberto, do you have it from seed or transplanted? this specie should be more planted. Greetings.

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buffy

Good Afternoon Folks: I had three of these S. camplyospatha germinate for me over the weekend. I potted them up. The seeds are similar in size to S. romanzoffiana. I've had them in baggies for about 2 months now. I potted them in tree liners with a very high perlite mix. We'll see how these do. I have some small S. cerqueirana in the ground too. Can't wait to see if these can handle some cold when mature.

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Bananengeknl

Bumb!foto update? How are the plants now?

I Have here 2 small plant, the first leave us very looong. Im curious to this spieces in the future.

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Peter G

one of my seeds germinated, this will be a great palm for Perth, can't wait to see it grow.

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Bananengeknl

Congratz Peter!! From Rps?

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Peter G

Yes, sprouted in 3-4 weeks, I hope more are to follow.

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Al in Kona

Just received about 10 seeds from Toby 3 weeks ago and will see if I have any luck in germination. Sure hope so as I've always wanted this dwarf blue palm.

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Bananengeknl

Here are mine 2 Syagrus campylospatha, picture from last year. I orderd more seeds bij toby. 20140408_192526_zps11icytms.jpg

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Alberto

Syagrus cmapylospatha after +- 2 years in the ground shows the first sucker!

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Josh-O

gorgeous Alberto!!!

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Flow

Oh, such a nice palm, Alberto. I've just managed to germinate one. I assume it will take ages to get to any decent size?

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Bananengeknl

some seeds,

 

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Josh-O

Bump,

anyone else growing this awesome palm?

if so can you post pictures.

 

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buffy

I have 5 seedlings growing in the greenhouse. Pretty slow.

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Keith in SoJax

nice!  beautiful color.

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gyuseppe

does anyone know how cold they are resistant?

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Alicehunter2000

Updates?

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gyuseppe
On 25/4/2016, 07:11:38, gyuseppe said:

does anyone know how cold they are resistant?

again  does anyone know how cold they are resistant?

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caixeta

Tolerates light frost.

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Alberto
2 hours ago, gyuseppe said:

again  does anyone know how cold they are resistant?

In the first year they burned 30% of the foliage after a harder freeze and were not covered. In my opinion will need protection of a wall etc

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MAUSER

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MAUSER

Does anyone know the minimum temperature that this palm tree can hold? Thanks.

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buffy

Here's camplyospatha starting to sucker for me.

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