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Wonder how old this guy is?

Houma, Louisiana zone 9 a

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Manalto

Wow! Makes me feel like a teenager

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TexasColdHardyPalms

Pretty old. There are some in northern florida that are ancient too. 

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OC2Texaspalmlvr

Hope the city doesnt cut that bad boy down. Noone figured it would get that tall is my guess haha. I need to take a pic of a huge butia in someones backyard here , that is as tall as the 2 story house. The house may only be 20yrs old too,  very impressive, largest one i have ever seen in person. 

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Tropicdoc

Im not a huge Butia fan, but I wouldn't kick that palm out of my landscape. I hope my Butia x Para hybrids look something like that in 10 years.

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Manalto

There are a couple of large ones here in Mobile, too. I'll keep an eye out and take pictures.

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palmsOrl

I'm surprised they aren't everywhere in Mobile.

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Manalto

They're everywhere, but not huge

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OC2Texaspalmlvr

@Mr.SamuraiSword Yup thats a huge 1 , above a 2 story building =) 

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palmsOrl

That's the tallest one I have ever seen a picture of.

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Jcalvin

I’ve seen that Butia.

We have a few down here just as big.

We’ve also got quite a few sabals that have to be well above 75’ tall. 

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OC2Texaspalmlvr
On ‎9‎/‎1‎/‎2019 at 8:53 PM, Jcalvin said:

I’ve seen that Butia.

We have a few down here just as big.

We’ve also got quite a few sabals that have to be well above 75’ tall. 

Pics please :yay:

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TexasColdHardyPalms

Yes, Please post pics.  I've never seen a butia that large in the US before.

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Jcalvin
On 9/3/2019 at 3:55 PM, TexasColdHardyPalms said:

Yes, Please post pics.  I've never seen a butia that large in the US before.

I’ll try to remember next time in downtown Brunswick or Waycross. 

I go by some huge sabals almost daily, though. 

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Meangreen94z

file.php?id=66529file.php?id=66528Here is a picture of a house in South Houston, within 2-3 miles of Nasa’s Johnson Space Center . This neighborhood is from the 60-70’s heyday of the Apollo missions to help indicate possible age range. Unfortunately the picture was taken at dawn and doesn’t show their color. During the winter they are an emerald steel, during the summer more of the silver comes out while still maintaining the emerald.

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OC2Texaspalmlvr

@Meangreen94z thanks for the pics i may have to drive by those 1 day to see in seeson. Not far from me at all maybe 5 miles =) 

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Jcalvin

Those are beautiful.

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Dartolution

They really are. 

I love the look of mature Butia's. They may take a while, but they have such nice proportions and are a seemingly sturdy palm.

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oasis371

"I love the look of mature Butia's. They may take a while, but they have such nice proportions and are a seemingly sturdy palm."

I still don't understand why people think they are SLOW..., I live in NJ and they are my FASTEST palms bar no others.

I have mine in large, plastic tubs (my biggest containers), they get protected in a very large garage that is minimally heated (just to prevent hard frost).

No other palm maxes out in the largest containers so fast for me.

 

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Estlander

Wanted to post this lovely Butia I saw today in Pensacola. While not as old as the other ones pictured in this thread, it’s probably one of the most perfect looking specimens I’ve seen. It has this nice fat base with just the right amount of curve in its trunk. And the crown is not looking too shabby either. 

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Dartolution
4 hours ago, oasis371 said:

"I love the look of mature Butia's. They may take a while, but they have such nice proportions and are a seemingly sturdy palm."

I still don't understand why people think they are SLOW..., I live in NJ and they are my FASTEST palms bar no others.

I have mine in large, plastic tubs (my biggest containers), they get protected in a very large garage that is minimally heated (just to prevent hard frost).

No other palm maxes out in the largest containers so fast for me.

 

@oasis371 well lets here what your doing! lol 

Everything Ive read suggests they are slow growing palms. 

 

I currently have 9 Butia odorata seeds I am attempting to germinate for the first time. 

If successful Id like to know what you're doing as far as husbandry goes so I can grow these quickly. 

 

@Estlander that one is nice! 

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TexasColdHardyPalms
19 hours ago, oasis371 said:

"I love the look of mature Butia's. They may take a while, but they have such nice proportions and are a seemingly sturdy palm."

I still don't understand why people think they are SLOW..., I live in NJ and they are my FASTEST palms bar no others.

I have mine in large, plastic tubs (my biggest containers), they get protected in a very large garage that is minimally heated (just to prevent hard frost).

No other palm maxes out in the largest containers so fast for me.

 

They arent slow, they just arent fast.  Growing outside in texas is signicantly different than a New Jersey garage. 

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Merlyn2220
20 hours ago, Estlander said:

Wanted to post this lovely Butia I saw today in Pensacola. While not as old as the other ones pictured in this thread, it’s probably one of the most perfect looking specimens I’ve seen. It has this nice fat base with just the right amount of curve in its trunk. And the crown is not looking too shabby either. 

That's really impressive!  Once mine get a few years in the ground I plan on doing a dig on one side and push them over a little bit...maybe I'll get lucky and they'll develop a curve like that over time!

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Jcalvin
On 9/3/2019 at 3:55 PM, TexasColdHardyPalms said:

Yes, Please post pics.  I've never seen a butia that large in the US before.

 

These are a couple Butia’s a FB friend of mine posted in his FB page. I believe he’s originally from Jacksonville, lives in Virginia Beach. He took a tour of a garden in Brunswick and took a couple shots in Brunswick as well. 

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DAVEinMB
25 minutes ago, Jcalvin said:

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Wow! That is a beaut!

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TexasColdHardyPalms

Wow..that's a big one.

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hbernstein
3 hours ago, Jcalvin said:

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Holy crapola, that's a tall Butia!

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Tropicdoc

Wow

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