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I noticed this palm a couple years ago (spring 2018). It’s growing at an amusement park a few miles from my house. Until today I never had an opportunity to get up close and check it out because every time I go there I have my son with me and he runs around like the little wild man he is. I always assumed it was a a. cunninghamiana since they grow pretty well here. Today I got to take a closer look at it and it’s not a cunninghamiana. It has ramenta, but the leaf tips aren’t pointed. They are tattered looking like an Adonidia or a foxtail. It looks like my Adonidia except for the visible line running down the center of the leaflets. This place is in a nice microclimate. Easy 10a most years. I shared the photo with @OC2Texaspalmlvr and he believes it’s a foxy lady. 

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Stevetoad

Looks like a sad andonidia group. 

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SWFLchris

Adonidias ready for the burn pile

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The Gerg

I concur with the others. Definitely not a foxy lady.

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Jeff985

I was thinking Adonidia too. It’s weird to see one in the ground here. We’ll see how long it lasts. Two years so far. It’s completely exposed and not close to a building. I’ve never even seen any cold damage on it, however it hasn’t had a freeze so far this winter and if it dad last winter it would have been just barely freezing. 

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Xenon

I'm actually super impressed they survived a winter this far north. At this rate, looks like they might even live to see another summer! 

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Jeff985
1 hour ago, Xenon said:

I'm actually super impressed they survived a winter this far north. At this rate, looks like they might even live to see another summer! 

That’s what I was thinking. It may not look as good as it would in south Florida but considering it’s location I think it looks pretty good. It’s foliage is green and healthy looking and it’s grown considerably since I first noticed it. Two years ago it was pretty much just crownshafts and leaves. Maybe an inch or two of trunk. Kemah is one of the warmer spots in the area and they do have some nice looking tropical plants there but this is really surprising. 

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Pal Meir
12 hours ago, Stevetoad said:

Looks like a sad andonidia group. 

Here not so sad (in Manila):

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Jeff985
Just now, Pal Meir said:

Here not so sad (in Manila):

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palmfriend

Hello there,

since we have probably hundreds or even thousands of them growing over here in the wild I agree with @Jeff985 that it is not looking that bad. It looks healthy and strong

somehow, only the trunks are a bit too thin/weak looking for my taste. 

However, I hope it hangs in there for the next years -

best regards from Okinawa -

Lars

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