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virtualpalm

Here is another photo of our newest C. gigas getting ready to be loaded for transport to its new home (this photo gives a better indication of its size):

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Jody

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aztropic

Here's a shot of a macroglossa I've had growing in the ground for a few years now in Arizona.Seems to be very happy.

aztropic

Mesa,Arizona

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aztropic

a 5 gallon Copernicia berteroana that needs to be planted out soon!

aztropic

Mesa,Arizona

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LJG

a 5 gallon Copernicia berteroana that needs to be planted out soon!

aztropic

Mesa,Arizona

Two more Cali grown Copernicia's. The first is a Copernicia rigida. The secret to these is lots of fert and water! Mine finally looks good. Tt takes a few years to replace bad leaves.

The second was sold as Copernicia prunifera 'cerifera'.

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sarasota alex

Need a Copernicia ID help with this Sarasota drive by. Not very often do we see anything other than C. alba/prunifera around here.

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Mandrew968

Need a Copernicia ID help with this Sarasota drive by. Not very often do we see anything other than C. alba/prunifera around here.

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Sure looks like a hybrid baileyana to me--that bluish silver, no doubt, helps it with that cold you guys have! :)

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Ken Johnson

looks like it should be in my truck. Nice palm.

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sarasota alex

Need a Copernicia ID help with this Sarasota drive by. Not very often do we see anything other than C. alba/prunifera around here.

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Sure looks like a hybrid baileyana to me--that bluish silver, no doubt, helps it with that cold you guys have! :)

So maybe like a baileyana/hospita cross or something?

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sarasota alex

looks like it should be in my truck. Nice palm.

I'm thinking that yard might belong to a palmtalker (so if you recognize your palm please speak up)

There are a few other nice palms there, such as an A. pinnata

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Texeltropics

This picture speaks for itself.

I transplanted these two!

WOOOOOOOOOW...very nice Ken

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virtualpalm

Here is some more Copernicia eye candy for ya!

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Enjoy!

Jody

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Mandrew968

Jody, even though some of those trunks are not massive, they still look AMAZING! Thanks for the visuals :)

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Ken Johnson

Here is some more Copernicia eye candy for ya!

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Enjoy!

Jody

Is that at IFAS TREC?

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virtualpalm

I thought I would resurrect this topic since we are getting ready to ship three C. fallaensis (13-14'OA) from our field nursery to Singapore (Gardens by the Sea) in a couple weeks. This is such an impressive palm, even when young. Below are photos of the three.

This is the most massive of the three:

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And here are the other two:

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I love this palm!

Jody

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NApalm

Wow! Thats an amazing palm but also an awesome score to contribute to one of the top gardens in the world! Cant be bad for business either when times are tough over there. Nice work

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Keith in SoJax
I thought I would resurrect this topic since we are getting ready to ship three C. fallaensis (13-14'OA) from our field nursery to Singapore (Gardens by the Sea) in a couple weeks. This is such an impressive palm, even when young. Below are photos of the three.

This is the most massive of the three:

And here are the other two:

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I love this palm!

Jody

Singapore? By air, I presume. Amazing.

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virtualpalm

These will go in a refrigerated sea container. Over the past couple years, we have shipped around a dozen containers of material over there, mostly large (as big as will fit in a container) specimen trees and palms.

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Keith in SoJax

OK, I've been feasting on Copernicia candy for lunch. Are any Copernicias other than alba (and maybe prunifera) suitable for climate that has freezes and frost in winter (i.e. my backyard in Winter Haven?) I assume we'll be 25 most winters, but will be colder when the real arctic invasions occur. There is a 30-40 alba just a couple miles from here on hwy 60. Unfortunately I'm not on one of those lake lots with built in hydronic heating. Back to grindstone now.

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Keith in SoJax
These will go in a refrigerated sea container. Over the past couple years, we have shipped around a dozen containers of material over there, mostly large (as big as will fit in a container) specimen trees and palms.

Amazing. I never would have thought that Copernicia would tolerate those conditions. How long is the transit?

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virtualpalm

Keith, the containers get loaded here in south Florida, are trucked to South Carolina, and then are on the ship for 30 days. Copernicias are tough palms. We haven't lost a specimen tree or palm yet.

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Keith in SoJax

That is just amazing. Thanks for the info. If someone had asked me to speculate, I'd have scoffed at the idea. Maybe with Rhapis, but Copernicias!!!. Now if they'd just tolerate 20F, I could just fill the yard! <_<

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doranakandawatta

Copernicias and .... or..... in Gardens by the Bay, Singapore:


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Is it a Copernicia too?

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virtualpalm

Hi, Philippe. We sent three very large C. hospita and three juvenile C. fallaensis to Singapore. None of them are in any of these photos, though.

BTW, the last row of palms look like Coccothrinax miraguama.

Jody

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virtualpalm

Anyone up for resurrecting this thread?

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sur4z

Here is one I found in Key Biscayne, Fl last weekend.

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Ken Johnson

A gigas ready to transplant. :wub2:

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