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Brahea armata in Basel, Switzerland

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Hi,

here is my Brahea armata. Planted from pot to the ground 13 years ago, in 2006. Last winter was the first time ever with zero protection at all. The coldest temperature of Winter 2018-2019 here in the City of Basel was only – 4 °C (February).

April 2006

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April 2019, with me for scale;)

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hands up

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Neil C

That is seriously impressive!!!!

Regards Neil

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Hillizard
3 hours ago, Neil C said:

That is seriously impressive!!!!

Regards Neil

I agree! Cartridge's silver Brahea deserves a Palme d'Or ! :greenthumb:

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Kris

Very nice,It seems the palm has been well taken care off :greenthumb:

Thanks for the visuals.

Love,

Kris.

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Axel Amsterdam

that's a good looking Armata, well done. Do you normally build a construction around it in winter?

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cartridge
1 hour ago, Axel Amsterdam said:

that's a good looking Armata, well done. Do you normally build a construction around it in winter?

Hi Axel, I follow the weather forecast and if temperatures below -5 ° C are predicted I'm always prepared to make a winter protection. But with this size and the hard, thorny petioles it's very difficult to make the construction small. Because I don't want cut off 50% of the leaves to make this winter protection smaller. So I wait as long as possible to to build this protection.

Regards Mike

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Axel Amsterdam

I have a smaller armata that was not protected last winter either. During the past winters i only protected the trunk with a heating cable and wrapped plastic. The fronds are so hardy they have never been damaged severly by -9c and subzero daytemps. But i understand that this trunk protection only is quite difficult when the palm has dozens of fronds.

 

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DoomsDave

Holy cow. Bovine. Buffalo.

Multiple thumbs up  . . . .

 

@cartridge, you go brother!

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