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    • GregVirginia7
      By GregVirginia7
      Anybody have any experience with Brazoria in zone 7? Have been back and forth with mine but the mild winter last year and wet summer this year really gave it a leg up...Looking for any expertise...
    • Alex37
      By Alex37
      Hi everyone, I'm new to the forum, I'm looking for butiagrus seeds (Butia x syagrus r.), I live in Italy, is there anyone who has them?
    • GregVirginia7
      By GregVirginia7
      Do Trachy leaves fold to help moderate the environment? I’ve noticed, especially in the winter, the colder it gets, the tighter they close...I know it can be a sign of stress but my Trachy seems to be healthy...it’s leaves have always looked semi-folded...some days more than others...today is dry, sunny and low 80’s...even the Mediterranean Fan tends to be folded, though to a lesser degree...the Needles are wide open and flat...any lesson would be appreciated...
    • GregVirginia7
      By GregVirginia7
      Hi folks...been a while...Palms seem to be doing well in south facing situation in Springfield, Northern Virginia...this Mediterranean Fan gets a burlap corral and top...just gets a string of C-9 lights around the perimeter at ground level to let a little heat rise. Got it at a local garden center. They had it in a greenhouse...had 3 leaves covered in mites...a little in ground situation, some mite killer and it exploded...I think in ground since 2014...This Brazoria seems way too far north...it suffered the winter before last but last winter was an easy one...just gets a little burlap tent in the winter, no heat...Maybe I’ll add some C-9’s this winter...will enjoy it while it lasts.This McCurtain is the slowest growing thing ever but is finally getting what appears to be a mature leaf...guess it needed several years to sink a root/trunk deep in the ground?This is my baby! In ground since 2014...planted with about a 12” trunk...now 7 feet..and has been through it all...used to be under a Heavy shade large pine tree but we had to cut that down and suddenly it was in full sun...suffered from that a bit but now seems more than happy...the only protection it gets is black frost cloth on the ground to soak up the sun...leaves do really well in the coldest weather...didn’t lose a single leaf all these years to cold...good genetics I guess,Good old stand-by Needle...just lives on its own and never asks for anything...it’s area is moist compared to the others and it seems to like that...

    • PalmatierMeg
      By PalmatierMeg
      Palms are seeding all over our 0.61 ac paradise. Some seeds are welcome - others not so much. In the welcome category are Gaussia maya and two varieties of Sabal minor "uber dwarfs" (my term). 
      Gaussia maya ripening seeds

      If Sabal minor is sometimes called a "dwarf Sabal" because of its shrubby nature, uber dwarf Sabal minors take dwarfism to a whole new level - they are dwarfs of dwarfs. One of the better known is Sabal minor Blountstown Dwarf (uber dwarfs are usually named for the community closest to discovery). Blountstown is a town in the FL Panhandle directly west of Tallahassee. This tiny palm seldom exceeds 18" tall by 30" wide. My original mother palm has been that size for the past 5-6 years and her offspring grow true. The leaves have an angle of 65-75 degrees. Crops of seeds number fewer than 100. 
      Sabal minor Blountstown dwarf in seed

      Sabal minor Wakulla Dwarf is found on the coast of the Big Bend near the town of Wakulla, southeast of Tallahassee. Superficially, it closely resembles Blountstown Dwarf and you might wonder if both are the same variety, except their populations are 60 miles apart. Only DNA testing can determine how closely they are related. But in my experience growing both varieties, I found Blountstown Dwarf to be less finicky. I tried a number of Wakulla dwarfs and have succeeded at growing only two to adulthood. Should I chalk the experience up to my skill or lack thereof at growing them? My two Wakulla dwarfs are seeding for the first time this year

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