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realarch

If patience is a virtue, then I feel I've finally won some sort of a prize!

These two D. carlsmithii were planted out from small cones back in late 2008 and honestly, I'm surprised they even survived. They have chugged along steadily, getting fatter, taller, more colorful, and finally started trunking. Actually, slow to trunk is a good thing, as it adds more time to enjoy what will become a fairly large palm. Being at eye level for such a long time gives plenty of time to admire such a special palm.....surely that's the real prize. 

Tim 

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Mike in LB

Hi Tim,

Nice palms.  What is their approximate height?

Mike Arends

Leilani Estates

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DoomsDave

oh yeah

 

tell us more tell us more . . . .

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The Gerg

Looking good. I love these palms.

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comic097

Bravo mate !!!!!!!!

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Hilo Jason

Looking good!  

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waykoolplantz

Here’s one in Florida...@ Chip Jones’ ...from Dr B.  Don’t know age but bet it’s similar

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mike in kurtistown

Got you matched, Tim, if not exceeded:

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realarch

Some nice specimens in the added photos. 

Mike Arends, I'd say maybe 15' if you include the length of the fronds. 

It's picking up speed too, the last year has seen significant growth. Some of the leaf sheaths are loose and should reveal more trunk in short order. 

Merritt, mine is a bit more svelte, maybe because it gets partial sun most of the time. Yours appears to be in full sun thus the thicker trunk?

Looking good though.

Tim

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Kevin S

Cool Tim congratulations on getting some trunk us crazy palm people get so excited over a few rings of trunk growth especially the first ring or two.  Other people don’t realize how many years it might take just to get one ring on a palm tree. Hopefully soon I’ll start to flower for you and you can post some pics of that.  I’ll see you at the zoo.

Kevin

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