I have 10 extra Serenoa repens Super Silver seedlings for sale. They are approx. two years old and I germinated them from seeds I got from Christian Faulkner. As this palm is very slow growing after taking months to germinate, you have a chance to bypass several years of waiting to grow one from seed. Silver saw palmettos germinate green and take on their silver-blue coloring as they grow. Info from Palmpedia below:
This SE U.S. native palm is quite coldhardy: down to zone 8. Once considered a noxious weed in its native territory, it is now valued as a desirable component of the ecosystem and a decorative urban asset.
Serenoa repens Super Silver: $10.00 each
Shipping = $10.00 for one plant. Additional plants by quote - ask me. No shipping outside the US. No shipping to HI.
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Here are some pics of my volunteers. They're under 3 older parents, on a south-facing wall of an unheated garage. Starting about 5 years ago, I've seen more each year. They were under leaf mulch, but for the past 3 years they've been exposed.
Its been awhile since I've posted a topic but here are some palm pics from my yard in Gainesville:
Parajubaea cocoides x butia
Jubaea x Butia
Livistona Decora & Wednesday.
Livistona Chinensis, before my dog completely shred it to pieces its growing back but could take over a year to reach its former glory.
Livistona Australis, 5 gallon for reference.
Chamaedorea Radicalis x2, looking a little rough.
Sabal Causiarum & weeds...
Sabal Tamaulipas x2
Sabal Minor (Chipola Dwarf) x2 with more weeds
Sabal Minor (Chipola Dwarf) With Wednesday hanging out.
Brahea Super Silver
Brahea Aculeata, purchased it looking like this. Hopefully it'll thrive in the ground with some tlc.
thats it for now. Thanks for looking
This next post is about more established needle palms in Cincinnati and Northern Ky. I also want to show how much microclimates in the same metropolitan area can effect growing palms. The first two pictures were shared with me by another local Cincinnati palm grower. This is the locally legendary needle palm planted in the year 2000 at Mount Saint Joseph University in Cincinnati during the freeze of January, 2019. Since the year 2000, this palm has never received any special protection what so ever. It laughed off the vortex winters with ease. It even produced viable seed yearly. However, sadly in the spring of 2019, this beautiful palm was cut down by a landscape crew by mistake. However it is growing back slowly from the roots. The second picture is the regrowth as of early March, 2020. No winter protection of new growth was ever given during the previous winter. I guy who shared these pictures with me online is the guy who originally planted this palm.
Now, I had lived for a couple of years in Boone co, Ky. Paradoxically, a good chunk of Boone county, Kentucky actually tends to be noticeably colder than most parts of greater Cincinnati. Especially in the winter time. In the town of Union, Kentucky one can find the Boone County Arboretum. It is a fantastic place for a garden lovers to visit. They have a locally famous stand of needle palm there as well. However due to their outlying location in the park, and Boone county being a local cold spot as well, these palms sadly struggle a lot more than other specimens north of the river despite receiving protective measures that other local specimens do not receive. The third picture is them protected for the winter in a cage of leaves. The forth picture is one I took of them in April, 2018 freshly uncovered and noticeably damaged. These are much more damaged than unprotected ones north of the river.