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In April 2019 I posted photos of some of my plants.  After two growing seasons many of them have grown a lot.  I have tried to take the update photos from the same perspective, but often this was not possible.  I will post a few at a time.

Trachycarpus nanus April 2019

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Nov 2020

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Cycas revoluta x taitungensis (April 1019)

 

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Nov 2020

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Trachycarpus nova (April 2019)

 

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Nov 2020

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Trachycarpus "Nainital" April 2019

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Nov 2020

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Sabal palmetto (April 2019) - one of two plants that were of similar size

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Nov 2020 - this photo shows both individuals of S. palmetto

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Cycas revoluta x debaoensis (April 2019)

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Nov 2020

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Have any of your cycads defoliated in the winter? What do you do (if anything) to protect them?

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5 hours ago, mloiaco said:

Have any of your cycads defoliated in the winter? What do you do (if anything) to protect them?

Yes, they defoliate in cold winters, particularly C. debaoensis and its hybrids. I usually try to cover them on particularly cold nights, but I was out of town all last winter and they were unprotected the entire time. Fortunately is was a very mild winter. 

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Some more....

Macrozamia communis (April 2019)

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Nov 2020

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A row of Chamaerops humilis (April 2018)

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Nov 2020.

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Other Trachycarpus nova and Sabal palmetto "Mocksville." April 2019. They are planted together to hedge my bets.  I expect a cold winter to eventually kill the nova, and by then maybe the palmetto will begin putting on some size. 

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November 2020

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Trachycarpus nainital (April 2019) in a mostly shady spot.

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November 2020

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Cycas panzhihuaensis x guizhouensis  (April 2019)

 

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Trachycarpus takil (April 2019)

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Nov 2020

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Sabal uresana April 2018

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Nov 2020

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Ceratozamia hildae (April 2019)

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Nov 2020

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@RaleighNC beautiful collection Bill! Where did you source your cycads? 

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2 hours ago, DAVEinMB said:

@RaleighNC beautiful collection Bill! Where did you source your cycads? 

Wherever I could find them, but mostly PlantDelights, NTCHP, Livingcycads.com,  Tom Broome and various sellers on Ebay.   

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A couple more:

Cycas guizhouensis (April 2019). For the cycads, it isn't a fair comparison.  Many, like this one, were pretty beat up from winter in April, 2019. Now, after a super mild winter and then a full growing season they are obviously going to look much better.

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Nov. 2020 

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Butia odorata (April, 2019).  Two planted to hedge my bets.

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November, 2020. 

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1 hour ago, RaleighNC said:

Wherever I could find them, but mostly PlantDelights, NTCHP, Livingcycads.com,  Tom Broome and various sellers on Ebay.   

Right on man, thanks a bunch!

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freakypalmguy

Looking really nice, everything appears to be growing very well for you.

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Chris Chance

Great looking garden! It's only going to get better with age!

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James760

Nice collection! :greenthumb: 

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On 11/6/2020 at 3:01 AM, RaleighNC said:

In April 2019 I posted photos of some of my plants.  After two growing seasons many of them have grown a lot.  I have tried to take the update photos from the same perspective, but often this was not possible.  I will post a few at a time.

Trachycarpus nanus April 2019

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Nov 2020

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Cycas revoluta x taitungensis (April 1019)

 

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Nov 2020

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Looking good! Where did you get a nanus?

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2 hours ago, PlantDad said:

Looking good! Where did you get a nanus?

That one was a one-off opportunity from someone who had one to sell. I have a couple of others that I obtained from other sources. One came from ebay seller palm_flora, but it seems they have not been active recently.  Another came from forestfarm.com.  It took a while of searching to find them. 

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Oh ok. That's good to know. Thanks

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NC_Palm_Enthusiast

Plants look great! :greenthumb: I'll be especially interested to see how that s. uresana does

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I'm in Raleigh to! I have three Trachy Novas and I've been told they're cold hardy here. The seller, North Texas Cold Hardy Palms, told me I don't even have to protect them. That being said, since this will be their first winter in the ground, I plan to protect them on nights when the temps fall below 25 degrees. But I certainly hope you aren't right about a harsh winter killing them at some point. 

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18 hours ago, knikfar said:

I'm in Raleigh to! I have three Trachy Novas and I've been told they're cold hardy here. The seller, North Texas Cold Hardy Palms, told me I don't even have to protect them. That being said, since this will be their first winter in the ground, I plan to protect them on nights when the temps fall below 25 degrees. But I certainly hope you aren't right about a harsh winter killing them at some point. 

I am probably wrong. I recall searching online for information on this a few years ago, and some reports seemed to consider it a little less cold hardy than T. fortunei.  

I should have been more nuanced when explaining why I planted them together. I knew the palmetto would take a long time to start gaining some size, so I planted the Nova next to it because it would fill in much more quickly.  If the Nova survives, then great, but if it does not, then no problem.  

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