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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
1 hour ago, _Keith said:

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

They are cockroaches here too. I saw one growing in a sidewalk crack that is now 20' tall

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Josh-O
30 minutes ago, Tropicdoc said:

Climate aside... Cocos

in my climate.... Livistona chinensis

Great call :) 

I'm a big fan of that palm. When they are big they look so freaking good

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Tracy

A very difficult question, but I would select one of the Dypsis clumping varieties.  I wouldn't be limited to just "one" plant.  The easiest and fastest growing in my gardens has been Dypsis pembana, stretching in more shade, and more compact in full sun.  When we left our Carlsbad garden, my wife was very clear that the one palm she wanted to replicate in the new garden was the Caryota gigas, but she has had to settle for a Caryota no instead, my hope that it will be a bit smaller.  So D pembana for me, and C gigas for my wife.

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Jeff Searle
On ‎1‎/‎8‎/‎2016‎ ‎12‎:‎39‎:‎51‎, Josh-O said:

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.

 

great question.

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Jeff Searle
On ‎1‎/‎8‎/‎2016‎ ‎7‎:‎22‎:‎34‎, aivalima said:

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

 

One of my favorites

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Jeff Searle
On ‎1‎/‎8‎/‎2016‎ ‎3‎:‎26‎:‎49‎, OverGrown said:

kentiopsis piersoniorum or pyriformis 

We can grow one of these real well and the other none at all....

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Jeff Searle
On ‎1‎/‎8‎/‎2016‎ ‎3‎:‎52‎:‎55‎, cm05 said:

Sabal 'Birmingham'.

Never heard of this one

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Jeff Searle
On ‎1‎/‎8‎/‎2016‎ ‎4‎:‎51‎:‎52‎, 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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Nice pic!

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Jeff Searle
On ‎1‎/‎8‎/‎2016‎ ‎5‎:‎03‎:‎13‎, 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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Lipsticks are one of my favorites, if we could only grow it outside and not have to worry!

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Jeff Searle
On ‎1‎/‎8‎/‎2016‎ ‎6‎:‎53‎:‎51‎, Josh-O said:

mine also would be Cyrtostachys Renda

Yep

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Jeff Searle
On ‎1‎/‎8‎/‎2016‎ ‎7‎:‎16‎:‎05‎, Josh-O said:

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

That would be nice

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Jeff Searle
23 hours ago, bgl said:

Josh,

 

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

 

Bo-Göran

That's fast!

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Jeff Searle
21 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

Could be one of my choices. I have a big one growing at the nursery.

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Jeff Searle
1 hour ago, Josh-O said:

Justin,

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

Same here

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Jeff Searle
18 hours ago, Josh-O said:

perhaps dypsis canaliculata :wub:

One of the big boys! :yay:

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Jeff Searle
18 hours ago, Josh-O said:

for sure Bret!!

I agree, we don't see them here.

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Jeff Searle
18 hours ago, Josh-O said:

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

Nothing like a really nicely grown silver Bizzy!

Were lucky to see both of these growing here around town.

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Jeff Searle
1 hour ago, Josh-O said:

Great call :) 

I'm a big fan of that palm. When they are big they look so freaking good

Yes they do

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Richie

Johannesteijsmania magnifica .

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Moose

Queen palm :bemused:

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Josh-O
3 hours ago, Richie said:

Johannesteijsmania magnifica .

Wow! That is a great choice as well.

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Josh-O
8 minutes ago, Moose said:

Queen palm :bemused:

LMAO!!!!

Come on Ron, do tell what your one palm would be?

A black stem queen??:mrlooney:

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colin Peters

Someday Jeff, Ill see it in habitat. Ok, well, along with all the other great POM.

aloha

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Mohsen

a BizziXCRendaXCocosXLytocaryumXJubaea Palm :)

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Pando

I figure that if I can only grow one palm, this hobby isn't worth it.

So I will pick up a washy from the asphalt crack and stick it somewhere. At least I can sleep at night. :mrlooney:

 

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Josh-O
1 hour ago, Mohsen said:

a BizziXCRendaXCocosXLytocaryumXJubaea Palm :)

now were talking. 

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Josh-O
1 hour ago, Pando said:

I figure that if I can only grow one palm, this hobby isn't worth it.

So I will pick up a washy from the asphalt crack and stick it somewhere. At least I can sleep at night. :mrlooney:

 

yeesh! Not even a hybrid washie??

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Stevetoad

Rosy palm. No question about it. 

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Jeff Searle
12 hours ago, Richie said:

Johannesteijsmania magnifica .

Great choice

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Jeff Searle
8 hours ago, Josh-O said:

Wow! That is a great choice as well.

I agree

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Jeff Searle
8 hours ago, Josh-O said:

LMAO!!!!

Come on Ron, do tell what your one palm would be?

A black stem queen??:mrlooney:

Only when their dead

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Jeff Searle
7 hours ago, Josh-O said:

now were talking. 

About what?

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Jeff Searle
7 hours ago, Josh-O said:

yeesh! Not even a hybrid washie??

Find a small crack

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nachocarl
8 hours ago, Stevetoad said:

Rosy palm. No question about it. 

:hmm:

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Sabal Steve
17 hours ago, John Case said:

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

I love Double D's.  The bigger the better.

Nice choice.

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palmfriend

Cocos nucifera - my absolute favorite (which I can grow here), but very closely followed by

Clinostigma samoense - which I am giving a try since last march...(I am just concerned about what the typhoons

will do to them when they got too tall to be protected by the surrounding wall.:unsure:)

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Stelios

Beccariophoenix alfredii. I will try to grow as many as I can. But If I could grow Satakentias, it would be my first choice.

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Justin
22 hours ago, Josh-O said:

Justin,

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

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Moose
20 hours ago, Moose said:

Queen palm :bemused:

 

20 hours ago, Josh-O said:

LMAO!!!!

Come on Ron, do tell what your one palm would be?

A black stem queen??:mrlooney:

 

11 hours ago, Jeff Searle said:

Only when their dead

Stank of Doom too :sick:

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Josh-O
21 hours ago, Stevetoad said:

Rosy palm. No question about it. 

Ahhhh yes, great minds think alike. I'm going to make it my mission to have populate San Diego with hundreds of these over the next few years

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