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Stan

Interesting, because in our cooler climate the same plants dominate the skyline-Washy's,CIDP,Norfolk Island Pines,Eucs...except here, one tree towers over all of them -Redwoods. Do they grow down there?

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Jeff Nugent

One of the better kept secrets of the Sydney Botanic Gardens is Parajubaea cocoides.  You have to be a detective to track them down and what a dissapointment that they are hidden in the rainforest section where it is impossible to get a full view of them.

Oh , Stan, yes redwoods are growing in parts of Oz but by no means a dominant part of most landscapes.  There are some big ones around though.

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Daryl

Hi Jeff, last time I was in the RBG the Parajubea closest to the Pyramid looked like it was on it's last legs. I would hazard a guess that it will be dead before long. About 15 years ago they decided to turn the surrounding garden bed into a rainforet area, and it has now grown up around the palm, to the point where it is now just about sub-canopy (as evidenced in your photo)...too much shade, too much age and who knows what else have all contributed to it's decline unfortunately.

The other plant I know of was down near the foreshore onthe way to Mrs Macquaries chair, but I haven't seen this for a long time. I had assumed it had died. Please tell me it still lives!

Daryl.

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philinsydney

Daryl, I'll have a look for the Parajubaea next time I'm in there.

Stan, there are some relatively cold-sensitive palms growing outdoors in RBG, such as this Roystonea oleracea, but they are slow-growing.

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Stan

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Daryl,Wrig, here's a couple of pics of Para's in Oakland, U.S.A.

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Walter John

Looks like too many sun lovers in shade at the Sydney RBG.

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Jeff Nugent

(Daryl @ Jul. 02 2006,18:46)

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... Please tell me it still lives!

Daryl.

I really don't know Daryl, that pic was taken in 2000 and I haven't been back since.  I located both plants then and it wasn't easy.

Phillip, if you're looking for them ask at the visitors centre.  they looked it up in a direcytory then gave me grid references.

I had wasted 4 hours trying to get in there because the *&^%## olympic games had blocked all the roads and then many more hours trying to find them before arriving at the visitors centre.

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DoomsDave

Parajubes HATE too much moisture.  I made a mistake of planting one right near my waterloving Roystonea oleracea, and it carked quickly.  :(

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