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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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Josh-O
9 hours ago, Danilopez89 said:

That's a hard question... 

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

Not a coconut ?

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3 hours ago, OverGrown said:

kentiopsis piersoniorum or pyriformis 

heck yes!! :yay:

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7 hours ago, Matt in OC said:

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.

I really racked my brain when I started this thread..lol

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Josh-O
8 hours ago, Cluster said:

Cocos nucifera :)

I wish I could grow that one my self

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6 hours ago, Kai said:

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

a nicley grown grown pindo palm stops me in my tracks every time

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4 hours 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.

mine also would be Cyrtostachys Renda

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Josh-O
4 hours ago, Danilopez89 said:

Okay I change my mind...:rolleyes:

 

Fruiting coconut palms :yay:

 

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That is drooling material Danny :) 

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Cluster
22 minutes ago, Josh-O said:

I wish I could grow that one my self

I just need to find a good specimen now, want to have it for late spring and fulfil this dream:)

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3 hours ago, Kim said:

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!!

When you get a chance can you post a picture of your dreamy  Lemurophoenix halleuxii :yay:

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Mr. Coconut Palm

Hey Everyone,

Absolutely the COCONUT PALM and lots of them.

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bgl

As has already been pointed out, not a decision that I would embrace. I have about a dozen or so "favorites" and Clinostigma samoense is probably the top one on that little list. Impressive, fast growing, and when it comes to elegance, this is it! :)

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9 minutes ago, bgl said:

As has already been pointed out, not a decision that I would embrace. I have about a dozen or so "favorites" and Clinostigma samoense is probably the top one on that little list. Impressive, fast growing, and when it comes to elegance, this is it! :)

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YES PLEASE!

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3 hours ago, PalmatierMeg said:

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

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wowzzzzzers!! I cant wait until my little seedlings  grow up and look like yours.

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4 hours ago, GMann said:

Blue Latanias, I would have a forest of them.

That would be amazing since they are so colorful 

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3 hours ago, Brad Mondel said:

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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those look amazing with the light illuminating them in your night pic 

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3 hours ago, scottgt said:

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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I'm considering to try the hybrid and see if I can pull it off in zone 10B. I'll probably kill it but its worth a try.

Your pictures are amazing!!

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3 hours ago, Palmaceae said:

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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I wish I had your climate!!!! yours look very healthy.. 

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1 hour ago, Cluster said:

I just need to find a good specimen now, want to have it for late spring and fulfil this dream:)

post pictures when you get one :) 

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28 minutes ago, bgl said:

As has already been pointed out, not a decision that I would embrace. I have about a dozen or so "favorites" and Clinostigma samoense is probably the top one on that little list. Impressive, fast growing, and when it comes to elegance, this is it! :)

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Bo how old are those bad boys. They look amazing!!!!

I wish I could grow this one here in carlsbad :( 

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DoomsDave

Oh, no.

There are so many that I love so much.

Hmm. Just one? Uno? Eins?

For my garden . . . .

Parajube tor tor! 800 Pound Gorilla, silver and dark green, shimmering in the breeze.

NO! WAIT!

The Al Franken-Brahea . . . . silver, too.

NO! WAIT!

Beccariophoenix alfredii!

NO! WAIT!

Archontophoenix! Tuckeri!

HOLD ON . . . take a deep breath, what's that wonderful perfume?

Arenga engleri.

No one-palm garden for me. Alas.

 

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DoomsDave

Hmm.

I think Parajube tor tor, as my climate seems to suit it perfectly. Why struggle?

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bgl

Josh,

 

Those Clinostigmas had been in the ground for about 12 years, typically from 5G pots.

 

Bo-Göran

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Kennybenjamin

Dypsis something or other

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colin Peters

Mine would have to be Dypsis. carlsmithii. Beautiful color on crown, when old leaf comes off. and a big fat "stumpy" trunk. Very fast for me here. My wife asked which was my

favorite palm in the garden the other night, and I had to say it,

aloha

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Neil C

Well my garden would be chock full of Chamaerops, Just love the variety you can get with one palm species.

 

Regards Neil

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quaman58

In my zone, a well grown Hedyscepe stops me every time.

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Sabal Steve

Fan - Bismarck

Feather - D. leptochielos

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Josh-O
5 hours ago, DoomsDave said:

Hmm.

I think Parajube tor tor, as my climate seems to suit it perfectly. Why struggle?

me likey your parajube tor tor!

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4 hours ago, bgl said:

Josh,

 

Those Clinostigmas had been in the ground for about 12 years, typically from 5G pots.

 

Bo-Göran

I envy your growth rate Bo! 

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Josh-O
3 hours ago, Kennybenjamin said:

Dypsis something or other

perhaps dypsis canaliculata :wub:

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3 hours ago, colin Peters said:

Mine would have to be Dypsis. carlsmithii. Beautiful color on crown, when old leaf comes off. and a big fat "stumpy" trunk. Very fast for me here. My wife asked which was my

favorite palm in the garden the other night, and I had to say it,

aloha

Cheers, I really did that palm. I have a really nice 15 gal i'm going to plant out real soon.

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2 hours ago, quaman58 said:

In my zone, a well grown Hedyscepe stops me every time.

for sure Bret!!

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2 hours ago, Sabal Steve said:

Fan - Bismarck

Feather - D. leptochielos

both really great choices!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Nothing like a really nicely grown silver Bizzy!

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wimmie

If I would live in the tropics, which is not the case:crying:, I would have a garden full of Cyrtostachys, yellow Cocos nucifera's and Dypsis lutescens!

Wim.

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Justin

Jubaeas in my mainland garden.  Dypsis 'Black Stem' in my Hawaiian garden.

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John Case

Double D....just because....

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_Keith

A Washingtonia.  Like the cockroach, no matter what happens they will always be here,

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Tropicdoc

Climate aside... Cocos

in my climate.... Livistona chinensis

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1 hour ago, Justin said:

Jubaeas in my mainland garden.  Dypsis 'Black Stem' in my Hawaiian garden.

Justin,

Do you have any pictures of your black stem? I love that plant!

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Josh-O
1 hour ago, John Case said:

Double D....just because....

Dypsis Decipiens?

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