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Had the Pleasure of Visiting Halley Farrel 's awesome nursery in Deland,Fl. He has some really cool rare cold hardy palms and an Extensive Bamboo collection. He has a massive Beccariophoenix that is impressive. Pictures do not do it justice! He has got it down on growing

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DoomsDave

@Reeverse do keep us apprised of that gorgeous palm’s progress!

It will likely triple in size before it even trunks.

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RedRabbit

That’s pretty big! I‘m impressed he’s been able to grow one that big out in the open in Deland. 

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kinzyjr

The entire property is awesome.  The Pseudophoenix sargentii Halley gave me is pushing spears like a Roman legion.

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DoomsDave

Hope he doesn’t stop at just one!

@branislav got a bunch of big ones from me last year and my mouth waters at the though of the group he’ll end up with.

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Reeverse

Picked up a nice Tri-bear as well! 

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EricSatBch

Got a nice Tribear from Hailey a few months ago...well worth the drive from Satellite Beach.  

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DoomsDave

Obscenities have been loudly screamed 

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Hferrell87
16 hours ago, Reeverse said:

Had the Pleasure of Visiting Halley Farrel 's awesome nursery in Deland,Fl. He has some really cool rare cold hardy palms and an Extensive Bamboo collection. He has a massive Beccariophoenix that is impressive. Pictures do not do it justice! He has got it down on growing

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I appreciate your kind words and was a pleasure showing you the nursery progress so far. Keep us updated with your newly acquired tribear! 

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Hferrell87
13 hours ago, RedRabbit said:

That’s pretty big! I‘m impressed he’s been able to grow one that big out in the open in Deland. 

I purchased and installed this Alfredii close to this size about a year ago. I am working on a couple acre field of them directly behind this big girl and those will be a true test of hardiness. Have around 500 Alfredii seedling potted up into 3-gals to start the mass production of them. They are one of my favorite palms for our area and hope to one day see them flourish the area in place of these overused, common palms. Can't wait for this big girl to fully root out in ground and establish. Would love to see trunk in the next 5 years!

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Hferrell87
12 hours ago, EricSatBch said:

Got a nice Tribear from Hailey a few months ago...well worth the drive from Satellite Beach.  

Post an update picture! I would love to see how she's doing!

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Oviedo_z10b_lol
13 hours ago, kinzyjr said:

The entire property is awesome.  The Pseudophoenix sargentii Halley gave me is pushing spears like a Roman legion.

@Hferrell87, you have P. Sargentii available? I was awaiting a hearing i have in Ft. Lauderdale in June to pick one up from Searle’s, but Deland is definitely closer. DM me if so. 
oh yea.. and cool Alfie. 

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Hferrell87

 Sent Message. 

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Hferrell87
4 hours ago, Oviedo_z10b_lol said:

@Hferrell87, you have P. Sargentii available? I was awaiting a hearing i have in Ft. Lauderdale in June to pick one up from Searle’s, but Deland is definitely closer. DM me if so. 
oh yea.. and cool Alfie. 

Only a few in my collection, but can part with one. Sent you a message.

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EricSatBch

Anxious to see the growth rate after the roots get established.  Maybe I should have bought 2?  Need one for the front yard....

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PalmatierMeg

Here are photos of my larger alfredii. It's not as big as Halley's but may be the largest one in Cape Coral.

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EricSatBch

Here is my B Alfredii....maybe the smallest in Brevard County lol.  

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sonoranfans

These are bulletproof palms, IMO #1 pinnate palms for 9b, take high winds and moderate freezes with no damage.  They get huge in florida, the width of a bismarckia and can hold ~20 leaves when trunking.   Get your 3 gallon in the ground ASAP, and in 10 years it will be a massive stunning specimen palm.  I would love to see a grove of 10-15 of these!  :w00:

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Zeeth
6 hours ago, EricSatBch said:

Here is my B Alfredii....maybe the smallest in Brevard County lol.  

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Here's one I planted at my in-law's house in Palm Bay back in 2014. It gets no irrigation or fertilizer at all and competes with the grass around it, but grows through everything without issue. 

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EricSatBch

What size was it in 2014?

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Zeeth

Here's a pic right before it went into the ground. It's in the pot in the bottom left of the picture:

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Zeeth

And this is the largest out of the batch that I sprouted in 2010. 

Sorry for the picture quality, the lighting was sub-optimal that day. 

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PalmatierMeg

Great palm if you have enough space for it.

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Zeeth
22 hours ago, Zeeth said:

And this is the largest out of the batch that I sprouted in 2010. 

Sorry for the picture quality, the lighting was sub-optimal that day. 

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Here's a better pic, as well as some others in my garden.

 

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OC2Texaspalmlvr

Awesome palms @Zeeth

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Hferrell87
On 5/3/2020 at 7:22 AM, EricSatBch said:

Here is my B Alfredii....maybe the smallest in Brevard County lol.  

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Nice to see that Alfredii find its home in the yard!

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Bill H2DB

  Here is my largest  Alfredii taken just days ago .        In Holly Hill , Volusia County .

There's  a home along the river , about 2 miles north of me , that has 5-6 of these , 240877517_B.AlfrediiMar_20.thumb.jpg.58602d100fd99e9e636a2e376b763275.jpg just a bit bigger .

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OC2Texaspalmlvr

Love seeing all these maturing Alfies !!! Can't wait to see these bad boys in a decade B)

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Plantasexoticas

Such a beautiful palm!
 

I’m just germinating seeds. A pot palm for me here but I’d been reading about them for years and deciding to just go for it. 

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redant

Impressed it's doing so well so far north. I find Alfredii's really prefer full sun otherwise they really get overly long fronds. 

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Zifool

Wow amazing my prefered palmtree :wub:

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OC2Texaspalmlvr
1 hour ago, Zifool said:

Wow amazing my prefered palmtree :wub:

I agree top 5 for sure B)

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Hferrell87
On 5/5/2020 at 9:52 AM, Zifool said:

Wow amazing my prefered palmtree :wub:

Couldn’t agree more!!

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