Hi all this is my first post and I am in the Kill Devil Hills Area of OBX, NC. I have a few Sabal palms on my property and I recently planted 2 new 18 ft's last summer that rooted really well however I did not wrap them given the previous mild summer. So, of course, we had a terrible winter and all of my Sabals got some cold damage. Of the 2 I planted last year one is doing pretty good and has some really good growth and tight spears shooting through. The other has developed a soft trunk to about an inch in certain spots but is growing a nice spear but just incredibly slowly. I did dig around the palm and noticed that that around 18 inches it had solid roots that were alive and had grown significantly since I planted it. I cut off a lot of the brown fronds so it doesnt have a ton of nutrients getting to it. I included 2 pictures from June 11 and July 19. Any suggestions for further treatment beyond Copper Fungicide (I did treate it already)? Also, can these palms bounce back? Many thanks as this is my first post and I'm a recent memeber.
I was watching a video of a family that went to Palmetto State Park, Texas, and at the start of the video it shows them driving down the road at the park, and at the time 0:30 you can see a large Sabal palm off to the left side. I am really bad with Texas palms. Do you think it is a Sabal mexicana? Video link https://youtu.be/W4arW3KJUic
So I had a few Sabal palmetto seeds in between a piece of plastic, and, well umm...
So I was driving on I - 95 and I saw some Sabal palmetto's growing in woodland in areas they are not known to be native in. I made this graphic that shows where I saw them growing naturally in woodland, the blue squares are where there native range does not include them or is on the boarder of there native range (and I saw some there). I could not take any pictures because I was driving down the highway and I only got a glimpse of them. They where not on the side of the road, they where out in the woods quite a bit, and they clearly had trunks and where not being pruned. Here is the graphic. The blue line is where I think includes their true native range. What do you all think?
By The Steve
I'm not sure that many know of this spot, but it is definitely worth a look. I'm sure that there's a half dozen species in this area that I didn't even get a picture of. These are BIG palms, reaching maturity in many cases. The park is on the East side of Park Blvd, directly on the other side of Park from the Natural History Museum. A bridge crosses over Park blvd.
Phoenix sylvesteris (I think), Phoenix dactyliferia, Brahea "Super Silver", Brahea aculeata
Phoenix dactyliferia trunk
Phoenix sylvesteris trunk
Sabal sp. with Phoenix dactyliferia in the foreground
Bismarckia nobilis trunk
Brahea "Super Silver", Brahea aculeata