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Oregon grown Butia eriospatha

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Chester B

I thought I'd start a progress thread on the second Butia in my garden.  This time I purchased a Butia eriospatha that was grown from seed here in Oregon.  I picked the bluest one out of a few dozen specimens and planted it on August 12, 2019.  It is much bluer in appearence than my Butia odorata so I hope it retains this color.

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6 weeks later and this palm has surprised me.  It's put out two fronds so far - I guess it was desperate to get out of the pot.

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Chester B

At the same time I planted a Cycas panzhihuaensis. This is my first cycad and hopefully the start of more. C revoluta is iffy here but I will plant one out next year in a sheltered spot. 

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Chester B

Wanted to include a nice shot showing some of the beauty in Oregon. This is Detroit lake which I believe is the main reservoir for the state capital of Salem.   It's hard to believe we can grow palms here.

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TexasColdHardyPalms

You need to build the soil up around the caudex of that panzh with mulch or something before winter hits.

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Chester B
1 hour ago, TexasColdHardyPalms said:

You need to build the soil up around the caudex of that panzh with mulch or something before winter hits.

Thanks for the tip, appreciate it.  My first time growing a cycad, I wanted to make sure it wasn't too deep.  I'm told that this is completely hardy here, this was grown locally. 

Do you think your Cycas Revoluta x Debaoensis hybrid would do well in my climate with winter mulching?

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TexasColdHardyPalms

Revoluta x debaoensis, taitungensis x Panzhihuensis and straight taitungensis would do great, but panzh x debao would be better than the revoluta cross IMO.  We have all of them.,

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Chester B

Yes I have looked at those.  Will you have some available in the spring, or is your current inventory what you'll have going forward.  I can get taitungensis here, but your hybrids look pretty appealing.

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TXPalmFan
On 9/30/2019 at 11:46 AM, Chester B said:

I thought I'd start a progress thread on the second Butia in my garden.  This time I purchased a Butia eriospatha that was grown from seed here in Oregon.  I picked the bluest one out of a few dozen specimens and planted it on August 12, 2019.  It is much bluer in appearence than my Butia odorata so I hope it retains this color.

1914999334_Butiaeriospatha0.thumb.jpg.4303bf316bf7ed140a207aeffac5e442.jpg

6 weeks later and this palm has surprised me.  It's put out two fronds so far - I guess it was desperate to get out of the pot.

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Do you have contact info for the supplier?

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PlantDad

wow the butia is looking really good. keep me posted on how it is doing and also keep me posted on the cycads. from the sources i found. cycas revoluta can take it down to 0 degrees and may be defoliated but will grow a new set of leaves the next spring. it has been cold so far this fall. the coldest i have seen it. last year at this time it was in the high 50s at night.

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mdsonofthesouth

Beautiful! Blue palms are the coolest looking IMHO.

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