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If you had to choose only ONE palm to plant in your garden what would it be?

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If you had to choose only one palm to plant that would grow in your garden what would it be?

I would probably have to go with kentiopsis piersoniorum for my climate.

 

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Hammer
8 minutes ago, nachocarl said:

Kentia!

 

All the way

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enigma99
44 minutes ago, nachocarl said:

Kentia!

 

I can only grow mine in shade:( just too dang hot in the Summer. Might be boring, but I am going with a standard Archontophoenix Cunninghamiana. Super cold hardy and can take sun while looking good.. And that's why I have 60 of them!

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Hamal

Based on where I live the only option I have is a Trachycarpus species. Winters are either too cold or too wet. The most attractive in my opinion is Trachycarpus princeps.

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Pal Meir

The only palms which actually survived the winters here in those places of Germany where I am or was living were Trachycarpus fortunei and T. wagnerianus, so I would choose T. wagnerianus. B)

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Pip

This is way to difficult 

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Rafael

I would choose between Ceroxylon Parvifrons or Dypsis Decipiens.

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aivalima

I would choose for sure Dictyosperma Album and more specific var. Conjugatum. 

 

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rprimbs

Maybe date palm.  Honestly I'd go for the fruit.

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Alicehunter2000

Mule!

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Ben in Norcal
7 hours ago, enigma99 said:

I can only grow mine in shade:( just too dang hot in the Summer. Might be boring, but I am going with a standard Archontophoenix Cunninghamiana. Super cold hardy and can take sun while looking good.. And that's why I have 60 of them!

+ 1 on Archies...we'll go with cunninghamiana here just because it is bullet proof/so easily available, even though I like a couple of the other species a bit more.

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Danilopez89

That's a hard question... 

I couldn't go wrong with bizzies I guess :)

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Zeeth

Cocos nucifera.

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Cluster

Cocos nucifera :)

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Matt in OC

This is ridiculously hard, so I'm just going to pick one and throw it out there. Kentiopsis oliviformis. This thing is getting FAT, loves my soil and takes all the water it can get. But ask me another time and you'll get a different answer.

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Kai

Pindo. And that's pushing it for my climate zone.

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enigma99

So... What about what ONE palm you would grow that you can't?

I thought about Cyrtostachys Renda but nothing beats Cocos nucifera, the ultimate palm.

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Ben in Norcal
10 minutes ago, enigma99 said:

So... What about what ONE palm you would grow that you can't?

I thought about Cyrtostachys Renda but nothing beats Cocos nucifera, the ultimate palm.

Oh God, you just opened the door for another California coco-love fest...what have I told you about doing that, Derrick? 

I'll go with a coconut. :lol:

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enigma99
5 minutes ago, Ben in Norcal said:

Oh God, you just opened the door for another California coco-love fest...what have I told you about doing that, Derrick? 

I'll go with a coconut. :lol:

hah sorry :D at least we can unofficially grow them here in California now in La Quinta. 

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Danilopez89

Okay I change my mind...:rolleyes:

 

Fruiting coconut palms :yay:

 

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nachocarl

Neoveitchia storckii

 

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GMann

Blue Latanias, I would have a forest of them.

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OverGrown

kentiopsis piersoniorum or pyriformis 

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Pal Meir

If the question would not be “to plant in your garden”, but only “to plant (maybe: at home / in a pot)” I would choose Lytocaryum weddellianum (= Syagrus weddelliana).:greenthumb::D

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Kim

Impossible question to answer seriously. :mrlooney:

For my San Diego garden, if I could only have a single species, it might be Howea forsteriana for the full, elegant symmetrical crowns and the green trunks.  But then again, Rhopalostylis sapida makes such a bold, vertical statement, and Dypsis decipiens has that nice, fat trunk... but I digress!  :rolleyes:

 

Making such a limited decision in my Hawaiian garden is just plain ridiculous!  Should I choose color over form?  Size over elegance?  Which one of the 90+ species growing could I not live without?  Which palm is the essence of the exotic East Hawaiian palm garden?  Would it be Licuala peltata var. sumawongii with its enormous deep green pleated fans?  Or the fabulous Kerriodoxa elegans, with its shiny black petioles and huge arching fans with white undersides?  The every-more-massive Dypsis prestoniana?  Or the slow-growing, but colorful and rare Lemurophoenix halleuxii?

You sure know how to ask some tough questions!!

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Xenon

If I had a garden in my current climate: Livistona decora 

Irrespective of climate: coconut! Combination of ornament and utility :greenthumb:

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PalmatierMeg

Sabal palmetto Lisa. A distinctive, unforgettable palm - no other quite like it. And it's a native.

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Panamajack

Cocos Nucifera, LOTS of them. 

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Brad Mondel

I choose Butia odorata. It's graceful silver, arching fronds that flutter in the wind and it's cold hardiness, along with variability make it my favorite species. Each one has its own "personality".

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Really full garden

Cyrtostachys renda. They do well in both my gardens. They do well in both shade and full sun.I cannot think of a more spectacular palm!

These two are growing at the beach.

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This one in my highland garden

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Palmaceae

As many others have said, Cocos nucifera. Always has been my favorite palm and I am blessed to live in an area where I can grow them!

 

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Josh-O
17 hours ago, nachocarl said:

Kentia!

 

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Josh-O
16 hours ago, Hamal said:

Based on where I live the only option I have is a Trachycarpus species. Winters are either too cold or too wet. The most attractive in my opinion is Trachycarpus princeps.

Excellent choice. They are so beautiful 

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Josh-O
11 hours ago, Pal Meir said:

The only palms which actually survived the winters here in those places of Germany where I am or was living were Trachycarpus fortunei and T. wagnerianus, so I would choose T. wagnerianus. B)

T. wagnerianus would also be my choice for your climate.

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Josh-O
11 hours ago, Pip said:

This is way to difficult 

for sure!!

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Josh-O
16 hours ago, enigma99 said:

I can only grow mine in shade:( just too dang hot in the Summer. Might be boring, but I am going with a standard Archontophoenix Cunninghamiana. Super cold hardy and can take sun while looking good.. And that's why I have 60 of them!

post a picture of your archie grove 

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Josh-O
11 hours ago, Rafael said:

I would choose between Ceroxylon Parvifrons or Dypsis Decipiens.

I really did  Ceroxylon Parvifrons such a killer plant

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Josh-O
9 hours ago, Alicehunter2000 said:

Mule!

I saw a really big mule the other day. I sometimes forget how majestic they are when they mature. good choice!

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