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Palmaholic John

What are the top-5 fastest & slowest growers in your garden?

Here's my list:

FASTEST

  1. Roystonea regia & elata
  2. Veitchia montgomeriana
  3. Metroxylon amicarum (seedling)
  4. Bentinckia nicobarica (seedling)
  5. Bentinckia condapanna (seedling)

SLOWEST

  1. Actinokentia divaricata (seedling)
  2. Burretiokentia grandiflora (seedling)
  3. Cocothrinax borhindiana
  4. Many of my Dypsis species (robusta, pilulifera, mananjarensis, albofarinosa....)
  5. Johannest...altifrons (more like a slow 3-year death)

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Tassie_Troy1971

Fastest :D

1. Washingtonia robusta

2. Howea forsteriana

3, Hedyscepe canterburyana

4. syagrus romanzoffiana

4. Archontophoenix alexandrae

Slowest :huh:

1 Phoenix dactiylifera

2 Sabal minor

3 Sabal palmetto

4 Alogotera areniana

5 Archontophoenix purpurea

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PalmatierMeg

Skipping the obvious queens and W. robusta:

FASTEST

Archonotophoenix tuckeri

Carpentaria acuminata

Dypsis pembana

Livistona decora

Veitchia joannis

SLOWEST

Copernicia cowellii - slowest palm in the world

Coccothrinax moaensis

Coccothrinax pseudorigida - 10 yrs old & the width of a bread plate

Pseudophoenix ekmanii - what else is new?

Ravenea xerophila

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Kumar

Fastest -->

1. Roystonea regia (a rocketship disguised as a palm, really)

2. dwarf Coconut

3. Bentickia nicobarica (and also took no time to adjust being transplanted twice)

4. E. guinesis (except 2 month post-transplantation period)

5. D. leptocheilos

Slowest -->

1. C. humilis seedling (1 mm of 'spear' after 5 months, without transplantation)

2. C. urens (a disgrace to its genus but then it is in heavy shade)

3. H. lagencuilis seedling

4. T. morissi seedlings

5. P. dactylifera seedlings

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Keith in SoJax

Fastest:

Livistona decora

Syagrus romanzoffianum

W. robusta

Livistona saribus

Phoenix sylvestris

Slowest:

Cocothrinax crinata

Sabal rosei

Sabal mauritiformis

Sabal mexicana

Serenoa repens

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Palm crazy

Cold Hardy palms

Fastest

Trachys

butia captiata

Chamaedorea cataractarum

Brahea aculeata and moorei

Chamaerops humilis

Slowest

Sabal uresana

Trithrinax campestris

Butia yatay

Livistona chinensis

Arenga engleri

Brahea armata

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DoomsDave

Fastest:

Caryota urens 45 cm (18") to 20 M (60 feet) in six years. (You read that right! :blink: )

Roystonea regia 45 cm 18" to 8 M (24 feet) in six years.

Archontophoenix tuckeri 30 cm (12") to 8 M (24 feet) in six years.

Trachy fortuenei 60 cm (24") to 7 m (21 feet) in 6 years.

Caryota gigas 24" to 50 feet in 5 years.

Slowest? GOtta go home and check . . . . (lot of candidates!)

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Trópico

Fastest:

Bismarckia nobilis

Pritchardia pacifica

Adonidia merrilli

Ptychosperma elegans

Syagrus botryophora

Slowest:

Coccothrinax ekmanii

Cyrtostachys renda (but speeding up already)

Latania loddigesii

Dypsis lastelliana

Trachycarpus nanus

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Walter John

This is taken from my previous residence:

Fastest:

Foxy Lady

Veitchia joannis

Dypsis cabadae x madagascariensis

Dypsis pembana

Roystonea violacea

Slowest:

Burretiokentia hapala

Chambeyronia macrocarpa

Dypsis robusta

Basselinia gracilis

Dypsis lastelliana

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carver

Fastest:

Veitchia winin,

Roystonea,

Carpentaria,

Bismarckia,

Elaeis Quineensis, until this winter

Slowest:

Sabal causiarum,

Chambeyronia sp.,

Pritchardia remota?,

Zombia Antillarum,

Licuala elegans

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Peter Pacific

The fastest palm in the garden,hands down, drum roll please, is:

Carpentaria acuminata

then, Washingtonia filifera

Veitchia montgomeryana

Bismarckia nobilis

Dypsis (lanceolata, cabada and pembana)

The slowest in the garden:

Copernicia macroglossa

Zombia antillarum

Gastrococos crispa

Copernicia berteroana

Sabals all of them (lisa, palmetto, guatemalensis, causiarum, umbraculifera)

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MattyB

Top 5 fastest:

Archontophoenix spp.

Roystonea spp.

Caryota spp.

Dypsis sp. (sold as clumping D. ambositrae)

Pritchardia beccariana

Top 5 slowest:

Pseudophoenix ekmanii

Pseudophoenix vinifera

Coccothrinax pseudorigida

Ravenea xerophila

Brahea decumbens

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DoomsDave

Top 5 fastest:

Dypsis sp. (sold as clumping D. ambositrae)

A witch! :lol:

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Trópico

I forgot to say that all Kentiopsis are agonizingly slow. :angry:

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Daryl

Top 5 fastest:

Caryota rumphiana

Pigafetta elata

Carpentaria acuminata

Foxy Lady

Hyophorbe indica

Top 5 slowest:

Moratia cerifera

Guihaia argyrata

Copernicia rigida

Kentiopsis piersonorium

Dypsis 'highland mealybug'

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ariscott

Fastest:

Foxy lady

Gulubia costata

Dypsis lucubensis

Dypsis leptochilos

Cocos nucifera

Slowest:

Dypsis sp. white

Copernicia baileyana

Copernicia macroglossa

Crytostachys sp.

Hyophorbe lagenicaulis

Regards, Ari :)

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Palm Hound

My fastest:

Parajubaea torallyii

Archontophoenix

Chamaedorea plumosa(hands down)

Slowest:

Sabal mauritiformis

Beccariophoenix madagascarensis

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osideterry

Okay, I'm posting again...

Similar experiences as palmhound...

Fastest:

Archontophoenix alexandrae (no contest)

A. cunninghamiana

Caryota urens

Livistona decora (crazy speed for a fan palm)

Parajubaea torallyii (a glorious mess)

Slowest:

Beccariophoenix madagascariensis (3 years of shrinking)

Sabal mauritiiformis (growth point just went underground)

Hedyscepe (geeez!)

Howea forsteriana (slow but looks happy)

Arenga engleri

Faster than expected:

Chambeyronia macrocarpa

Burretiokentia hapala

Dypsis leptocheilos

Phoenix rupicola

Hyophorbe indica

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damir

Okay, I'm posting again...

Similar experiences as palmhound...

Fastest:

Archontophoenix alexandrae (no contest)

A. cunninghamiana

Caryota urens

Livistona decora (crazy speed for a fan palm)

Parajubaea torallyii (a glorious mess)

Slowest:

Beccariophoenix madagascariensis (3 years of shrinking)

Sabal mauritiiformis (growth point just went underground)

Hedyscepe (geeez!)

Howea forsteriana (slow but looks happy)

Arenga engleri

Faster than expected:

Chambeyronia macrocarpa

Burretiokentia hapala

Dypsis leptocheilos

Phoenix rupicola

Hyophorbe indica

i do not have much experience, but till now the fastest is washingtonia filibusta, slowest sabal minor

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JASON M

FASTEST:

R. Hystrix

SLOWEST:

R. Hystrix

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tjwalters

FASTEST:

R. Hystrix

SLOWEST:

R. Hystrix

Ha! You beat me to it. :)

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sonoranfans

Fastest

1) archontophoenix alexandre

2) roystonea elata(regia)

3) phoenix sylvestris

4) dypsis pembana

5) archontophoenix myolensis

Slowest

1) phoenix rupicola

2) chamberyonea Macrocarpa

3) beccariophoenix alfredii

4) sabal causiarum

5) sabal lisa

Edited by sonoranfans

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rprimbs

I've only had my palms in the ground for a matter of months but I am impressed by Parajubaea torallyii. That palm is just ridiculously fast. The three foot tall fifteen gallon -- with one true leaf -- is now over five feet tall with ten true leaves. The one gallon -- now in the ground -- is producing its first true leaf. I also have a planted one gallon Beccariophoenix alfredii that is producing it first true leaf.

Compared to my cycads these palms are crazy!

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AggiePalms

Fastest: of course Syagrus and Washingtonia

Phoenix canariensis and dactylifera

Caryota sp.

Sabal x brazensis

Butia capitata

Sabal minor

Dypsis leptocheilos

Surprisingly: Rhapidophyllum histryx

Slowest: Coccothrinax, Coccothrinax, and Coccothrinax. A leaf a year, maybe, all my species.

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