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Jim in Los Altos

I gave up on them here in the Bay Area. It’s too cool here. Pinanga philipinensis, on the other hand does great for me. I have one in the shade that I planted three years ago and it’s growing well with no winter setbacks ever.  

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quaman58

Adam, 

It’s once again it’s coming out of a cool winter with leaf spotting; etc. it’s also having to do a pretty good bend to escape the overhang. You’d think the gardener would’ve thought about that when planting it. Hard to find good help these days. :)

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Tyrone

Mine died in the freak freeze of 2017. What a freeze it was. My roebellinis burnt bad and so did my Syzygiums. P dicksonii failed but I still have 2 coronatas going albeit diminished. It was a lovely palm while it lasted.

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Cindy Adair
On 5/5/2016 at 7:28 PM, Cindy Adair said:

I remember now why I don't photograph this poor palm much! The cattle find it a nice side dish to sample near their main course of Areca vestiarias. It also housed a wasp's nest earlier this year. I am pretty savvy these days but not that day when I tapped the leaves with my walking stick while I was touching the palm! Negative reinforcement of luckily only one sting helps to make me remember. Of course the nest is long gone as I dispatched it the next morning.

Anyway, this one was unceremoniously stuck in the ground tiny as usual in June 2012. Hope one day it will look like the beauties you all were kind enough to post here! Thanks!

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No idea if this one made it through hurricane Maria... I moved to another farm but still wear the hat in the photo!!

And I have lots of other Pinangas but not that one.

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akamu

Drool ...great looking java dave .thanks for the update this is such a nice palm to grow if you are able to. See you at the next pssc meeting 

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akamu

Bret your javana is gettin good size. It looks great after our long wet winter we have  had . My gardener did the same thing with dypsis florencii aka mitabilis i had to squeeze the top around the roof edge . Sometimes you just don't expect a palm to grow so well. Cheers

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Matt in OC


Um, @akamu I think we're going to need a picture of that!

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akamu

Here they are matt 2nd one on left still has a couple ft before hitting full sun. Not sure they will handle  the  sun well  anyway I purchased the one on right as florencei and the left one was sold to me as paludosa . The new name is D. mirabilis these days  been in ground since 1 gallon size 

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Jim in Los Altos

Here’s my Pinanga philipinensis after three years in the ground from a very small 1 gallon plant. It’s a welcome change from my disasterous record trying to grow P. javana in a too cool climate. A7EF77FB-DB5F-4CA6-AD40-9E85639C4FD9.thumb.jpeg.e2414ea6f2d9b68020ef18e4f6ae8415.jpeg

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Matt in OC

Well done @akamu! I’ll have to try one.

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akamu

Thanks matt its one of. My favorites. I planted it facing north in bright light and good drainage. I had another one in not so good drainage and it never really looked good.

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Matt in OC

My two Javanas have been in the ground for a few winters from 4" pots. They are under a lot of canopy and aren't much to look at but are growing steady. 

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realarch

Sweet to see the palms in this thread doing so well in Ca. They look darn good!

Tim

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