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I really like these palms, they grow very fast and here is proof. This is a time span of 1 year 6 months. The first picture show the 2 of them  planted in my Cape Coral garden, then a few months later we moved to St Pete and transplanted them there. The new pictures are them today in St Pete.

 

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WaianaeCrider

This has been in the ground for close to 20 years.  It's the one I'm leaning against, but this picture was from 2008. I can't believe it's the only one on file.  I'll have toget out the tripod and get another tomorrow. 

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Frond-friend42

Steve, is the one across from it R. regia? If so this could be a useful comparison photo. But they look very similar...

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Reeverse

Very fast for me as well. 2yrs in the ground  from a small 3gal. I'm in East Central Florida .5 mile from the coast. 

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palmsOrl

I would also assume any of those pictured are regia unless otherwise informed.  R. borinqueana on the other hand, has a much darker crownshaft and most of the other species skinnier trunks.

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WaianaeCrider
5 hours ago, Frond-friend42 said:

Steve, is the one across from it R. regia? If so this could be a useful comparison photo. But they look very similar...

Yes it is.

 

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WaianaeCrider
21 hours ago, WaianaeCrider said:

This has been in the ground for close to 20 years.  It's the one I'm leaning against, but this picture was from 2008. I can't believe it's the only one on file.  I'll have toget out the tripod and get another tomorrow. 

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Ok, took this one today but must have been a different camera.  .  Oh crap.  Better camera means bigger file.  Can't upload it..  Will try to get the wife to use my cell phone tommorrow.

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WaianaeCrider
20 hours ago, WaianaeCrider said:

Ok, took this one today but must have been a different camera.  .  Oh crap.  Better camera means bigger file.  Can't upload it..  Will try to get the wife to use my cell phone tommorrow.

Today's picture.  Sorry for double post under a slightly different topic.  Got the wife to take this one.

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James B

Looks awesome! The Regia seems to be growing faster in terms of height but the color of the Oleracea pops much more. 

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mike in kurtistown

Here is my trio of Roystonea oleracea. Here on the windward side of tropical Hawaii Island, R. oleracea and R. regia are very popular and familiar landscape items. With familiarity, they can be told apart in a glance. R. oleracea has a hemispherical crown (correct terminology??). The leaves don't hang down. The color is a deep emerald green. Leaflets are in two planes crossing at the rachis. I think the leaflets are wider. On darker green R. regia, older leaves hang down for a time before dying. Leaflets are at all angles. R. oleraceas tend to get taller. The trunks on these guys are massive.

The picture was taken when the sun was just in the wrong place, sorry. At the bottom center, there is the faintest glimpse of the top of a 5-gal orange bucket.

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WaianaeCrider

If you ever get to O`ahu guys and gals you need a trip to the Lyon Arboretum in Manoa Valley.  Somewhat off the beaten path is a stand of Roystonea oleracea that are MASSIVE AND TALL.  I haven't been there in years but back then they must have topped 80' tall.  I neet a trip there again SOON.

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kurt decker

Hear are some big ones at my farm. They are more massive than the Cuban royals, and the flower spikes are quite different. These have been in the ground seven or eight years, easy 50-60 ft tall. They haven't had a challenging winter yet (Fort Lauderdale).

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