Here’s a young Bismarckia in zone 9a that came from especially cold-hardy parents. Couldn’t resist trying to grow a few of these marginal beauties.. In the background is a medium size Jubaea x Butia F1. They all vary a little.
Anyone interested in partnering/purchasing on this 4.5 acre (buildable) palm nursery can PM me. Larger JxB F1s have begun flowering.
Picked up these 2 15g sabals in need of repotting over the weekend. Keeping the top of saxophone heal above the ground surface is what’s important correct?
Also so what happens to that heal with mature palms? I’ve never noticed it on mature trees.
I thought it may be cool to post photos of the garden as it appears this winter. Please posts pics of your own garden as well. I am in North Georgia, a cold zone 8a.
While browsing the web I happened across an interesting website:
The page features many cold hardy palms being grown in North GA. The winter page states the palms were covered when the palms were younger but once larger receive no winter protection.
Does anyone know who has grown these palms or have any more information on the palms and how they are nowadays?
A few months ago I posted a topic about my bodacious Sabal minor Emerald Isle Giant I originally purchased from well-regarded Plant Delights Nursery in NC, so I know it is the real thing. See link below to view that topic:
At the time I posted that topic the palm was loaded with green seeds and I asked if anyone would be interested in them later. I got quite a few responses so I let the seeds ripen and now have quite a few harvested and ready for new homes.
Normally, I sell seeds only within the continental US but I had responses from several European PTers so I will make an exception. But - if you live in Europe (or Australia) be aware that US postage for even a small 1 oz. package of seeds is astronomical, more than the cost of the seeds themselves. Also understand that I must fill out a US Customs form online with the US Gov't declaring the contents of any pkg and I cannot/will not lie. Finally, know the customs of your own country: some countries are easygoing about palm seeds from FL, others will seize seeds, destroy them, even hold them for ransom. If your customs seizes your seeds, I can't replace them or refund your money.
All that said, please see summary below:
Sabal minor Emerald Isle Giant Seeds: 50 for $10.00
Sabal minor Emerald Isle Giant Seeds: 100 for $15.00
Shipping in padded envelope: $4.00 in continental US (Sabal seeds illegal in HI)
International shipping in padded envelope: $15.00 for up to 100 seeds with US Customs declaration
Please PM me if you are interested. Thanks and regards
See photos below of seeds and mother palm.