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Tassie_Troy1971

Washingtonia filibusta - super fast grower

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Tassie_Troy1971

planted this washingtonia in Febuary 2008 as a small 20 cm seedling . I believe that it's a Robusta x filifera (filibusta ) It was planted in deep sandy soil that has been enriched with cow manure and peastraw mulch . I have fertilized the palm with an organic based palm fertilizer and a seaweed fertilizer called Seamungus.

Febuary 2008

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Taken tonight January 2011

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It is close to 2 m tall now what a grower .Initially i put it in to block out the afternoon sun from scorching a Rhopalostylis baueri .

Now i know to the Califorio Dypsisuarus :lol: ( BS Man ) or to the new calidoadonis-rhopostylis (pogobob) :D or the Encephalartos Randydecasuarus (yachtingone) they are common weed palms but hey i have room for one and it's doing just fine . :rolleyes:

Cheers Washingtoniatroyosis (Tassietroy1971)

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BS Man about Palms

Looking good Troy.....

But in 6-8 years when that starts seeding... you may jump ship!!! Because you WILL have more than one! :lol:

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osideterry

I need to get me some Seamungus - which is probably made from nitrogen-rich sea monkeys.

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Tassie_Troy1971

Looking good Troy.....

But in 6-8 years when that starts seeding... you may jump ship!!! Because you WILL have more than one! :lol:

thats the good thing Bill _ for some reason they don't set seed down here ! Howea does and other palms but not Washy !

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BlufftonSC

My son sent my mother a filibusta seed from Anderson in San Diego in 2003. She planted the seed in April and by September of that year when she passed away unexpectedly it had a trunk and six leaves. We brought it home and planted it beside our front porch. Today, 7 years later it is 16' tall and the trunk is so fat I can't get my arms around it. Really amazing growth.

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Kris

Nice growth....:drool: And i must say in our climate all washy's grow at that pace,but not sure will this trend continue with my filifera...:)

Thanks for the visuals.

love,

kris :)

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