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Anyone with a tribear, just wanted to see what is out there. 

Here is mine, it is really growing fast and looking good!

 

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WaianaeCrider

Never having been anywhere near Fla, what is a tribear?

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4 hours ago, WaianaeCrider said:

Never having been anywhere near Fla, what is a tribear?

It is a cross of Dypsis leptocheilos and Dypsis decaryi.

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Daryl

Here are two of mine in the old garden.

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PalmatierMeg

Nice. My tribear passed away a couple years ago. Haven't found one since.

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OC2Texaspalmlvr

Definitely one of the Dypdid hybrids that I'm not sure why they haven't become more available. I would love to try one too =) 

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colin Peters

Some pictures from one year ago. Has grown like rocket since.  At first thought wasnʻt hybrid, but still green leaves, years

later and is trunking now. 

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quaman58

Just a young one on its way, but I'm glad to have it. Thanks to Cardiff Bill.

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branislav

You'll have to move those rocks very soon -- this thing gets pretty fat! :D

I also planted one of mine close to a boulder and am waiting to see if it will curve away from it.

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The Gerg

Just a toddler. Hope it will look as good as the others posted here someday.

 

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Chris Chance

I have three of these. Definitely one of my favorites but the bad news is they get damaged by frost. Two of mine are fully exposed and got damaged from 27 degrees but quickly recover. I'll post some pics once the lighting is better. My smallest one looks perfect under canopy but hard to get a picture of it.

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akamu

Got this one from Seabreeze back when they were making hybrids and and we're still capable of shipping plants I wish I had ordered a couple more

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Just looking back on the growth rate on my tribear.  First picture was when I first planted it in May 2018 at my house in Cape Coral, but was transplanted to our yard in St. Pete June 2019. I acquired the palm from Seabreeze.

 

 

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Johnny Palmseed

I’m always curious as to why this palm gets so much love yet the decarii parent seems to rank very low on many people’s list. I will admit that I too like this one over a triangle but I feel that it looks like a lepto so why not just grow one of those? If it’s about the looks, to me this looks like a teddy bear until you get close. I don’t have one so perhaps there’s more to it. Any thoughts?

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doubravsky

Mine also came from Seabreeze. What happened to them? Tried to find and order some more this year. Hope Justen is doing well- good guy. just planted this one out last month. 
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Fusca
2 hours ago, Johnny Palmseed said:

I’m always curious as to why this palm gets so much love yet the decarii parent seems to rank very low on many people’s list. I will admit that I too like this one over a triangle but I feel that it looks like a lepto so why not just grow one of those? If it’s about the looks, to me this looks like a teddy bear until you get close. I don’t have one so perhaps there’s more to it. Any thoughts?

I agree, but I think speed of growth has a lot to do with it.

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doubravsky

In my inland climate- I planted my Leptocheilos right up against the house to give it shade and cold protection. The Tri Bear is planted out in a more exposed area- I’m hoping hardiness and sun tolerance will be improved for it, and still retain the lepto look.... 

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Chris Chance
2 hours ago, Johnny Palmseed said:

I’m always curious as to why this palm gets so much love yet the decarii parent seems to rank very low on many people’s list. I will admit that I too like this one over a triangle but I feel that it looks like a lepto so why not just grow one of those? If it’s about the looks, to me this looks like a teddy bear until you get close. I don’t have one so perhaps there’s more to it. Any thoughts?

One thing is it does handle hot sun in areas like mine a little better. I haven't tried a lepto since a few up a died on me. They definitely are more hardy.

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Palm Tree Jim

One of mine. Acquired from Seabreeze Nursery some years ago.

 

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Tracy S
10 hours ago, Johnny Palmseed said:

I’m always curious as to why this palm gets so much love yet the decarii parent seems to rank very low on many people’s list. I will admit that I too like this one over a triangle but I feel that it looks like a lepto so why not just grow one of those? If it’s about the looks, to me this looks like a teddy bear until you get close. I don’t have one so perhaps there’s more to it. Any thoughts?

I like both the tribear and decaryii for the triangle shape. However, the red fuzz on the tribear (and the straight teddy bear) makes it one of my favorite palms. 

Also, I like to grow uncommon Palms and in this neck of the woods the decaryi is becoming fairly common. So if I have room for only one triangle palm, then I choose the tribear. Honestly, if I had lots more room I would have a decaryi as well since they are very pretty. Just my 2 cents.

And because it's all about pictures, here's the tribear and the teddy bear. Hard to get good photos this Time of day.

1.Tribear showing the fuzz and triangle

2. Tribear full shot same plant

3. Teddy bear, seeding

I would love to hear other opinions on why they choose each of the palms.

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Hilo Jason

Great photos everyone!  While I don't have one of these here in Hilo, I did have a couple of them in my Fallbrook California garden.  Here are those photos:

October 2010: 

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And here's my final photos of it from before I sold the house.  

June 2019:

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branislav
On 6/16/2020 at 4:39 AM, Johnny Palmseed said:

I’m always curious as to why this palm gets so much love yet the decarii parent seems to rank very low on many people’s list. I will admit that I too like this one over a triangle but I feel that it looks like a lepto so why not just grow one of those? If it’s about the looks, to me this looks like a teddy bear until you get close. I don’t have one so perhaps there’s more to it. Any thoughts?

I can only speak for myself: I love teddy bears (I think I have over 15 planted around the property, with a few in pots getting ready to go in), and I like the triangles (2 relatively mature ones left from the previous owner). The Tribear has that lovely teddy look to it but it is much more robust, and in some places the fat trunk just makes a great statement. I put 2 in, and I wish I could find more.

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redant

I have 4, here are three of them. They have really become very large, one curving away from the huge oak next to it.

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Tracy S

Those are some big ones.! I love the curved trunk on the one.

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palmfriend

Great photos, everyone!!

Just one question - are their seeds viable?

Lars

 

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3 hours ago, palmfriend said:

Great photos, everyone!!

Just one question - are their seeds viable?

Lars

 

no

 

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redant
5 hours ago, Tracy S said:

Those are some big ones.! I love the curved trunk on the one.

Really never expected it to get so tall.

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Cocoa Beach Jason

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Tracy S

gorgeous. I lover them at that size where you can see and touch the fuzz.

 

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