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Christchurch Botanic Gardens Autumn 2019

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Took a look around the Christchurch Botanic Gardens' every increasing collection this morning, a beautiful early autumn morning around 57 (15C) degrees before a sunny 86 (30C) day..

Probably more suited to the Cold Hardy forum... but includes a number of 9b palms. Pretty good for 43 degrees south (similar to southern Ontario Canada).

Having trouble resizing pics but will start with a few. and add more as we go.

Nice stand of Nikau (both mainland and chatham island)

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Washies and big butia 

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Variety of butia capitata, sabal, livistonia? parajubaea toryalli and cocoides

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Dypsis decipiens? Looks like it's had a few transplant issues but is putting out nice big spear/s.187409402_PTTemplate(13).jpg.12d3a0121598edab2b0674653495a460.jpg

 

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Rickybobby

Still hard for me to believe exact same latitude south has this climate. Great pics 

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This parajubaea is huge and very fast growing.

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kinzyjr

A really nice place!

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DoomsDave

@sipalms, keep them coming! :drool:

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Palm Tree Jim

Beautiful garden.

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Flow

That is probably my dream Climate. Not tropical but mild enough to grow such a nice variety of palms.

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cbmnz

Very cool. I had a good look around those gardens in November 2015 and thought that Nikau stand must have gone in since, otherwise how did I not see it. 

Found this article.

https://ccc.govt.nz/news-and-events/newsline/show/1080

So they have got through a least two full winters already, their prospects look good then. 

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14 minutes ago, Flow said:

That is probably my dream Climate. Not tropical but mild enough to grow such a nice variety of palms.

There are at least 5 or 6 palms that will grow anywhere in the country except the high mountain areas.

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11 hours ago, cbmnz said:

Very cool. I had a good look around those gardens in November 2015 and thought that Nikau stand must have gone in since, otherwise how did I not see it. 

Found this article.

https://ccc.govt.nz/news-and-events/newsline/show/1080

So they have got through a least two full winters already, their prospects look good then. 

Yeah I would say the nikaus have been in the ground for more like 4-5 years. 

The most obvious absence is a queen palm. Definitely would be a success there and a nice addition. Even an Alexandrae may even be a possibility with a bit of TLC.

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richnorm
On 3/13/2019 at 1:32 PM, sipalms said:

Variety of butia capitata, sabal, livistonia? parajubaea toryalli and cocoides

 

 

 

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I think maybe Arenga micrantha.  Are there any Hedyscepes down there?  Nice pics, thanks. cheers Richard

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Matt in OC

I’d never heard of Christchurch until this thread. Thinking of you all on this awful day. 

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3 hours ago, Matt in OC said:

I’d never heard of Christchurch until this thread. Thinking of you all on this awful day. 

The main target Mosque overlooks these gardens. Unbelievable that such a thing could happen here. 

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On 3/12/2019 at 5:50 PM, sipalms said:

This parajubaea is huge and very fast growing.

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Some other random shots.

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Beautiful pictures!! That has to be one of the healthiest Parajubaea species I've ever seen photographed. :D

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SHEP

Thanks so much for this posting, its been almost twenty years since we have been there.  Check out the Botanical Garden in Dunedin.  Also, make a side trip just to see Akaroa across the bay from Christchurch.  It is a beautiful place, and, I think it is about 70 K away by car.  Cecile

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cbmnz
On 3/15/2019 at 9:15 AM, sipalms said:

Yeah I would say the nikaus have been in the ground for more like 4-5 years. 

The most obvious absence is a queen palm. Definitely would be a success there and a nice addition. Even an Alexandrae may even be a possibility with a bit of TLC.

Yes, Queens are slightly more hardy than most Nikau so would surely go ok. Up here they have a sprinker system at the main gardens to protect the topical garden which has many Alexandrae amongst more tender stuff,   but would hardly have used it the last three winters.   Still in shock about what happened so close to there last week, don't know what to add that has not been said already. Has been an all consuming event in a country with a population only a little greater than one large US city  metro area. 

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