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Free Hurricane growing in sandy loam, easy dig for you. Trabuco Canyon, CA.

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EastCanadaTropicals
3 hours ago, Mangosteen said:

Free Hurricane growing in sandy loam, easy dig for you. Trabuco Canyon, CA.

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Oh god I thought you said free hurricane literally!

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EastCanadaTropicals

Oh god I though you were giving away a free hurricane at first lol:floor:

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Butch

If I wasn't so old, I'd come dig that up... Beautiful palm...

Butch

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NatureGirl

Looks like var conjugatum.

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joe_OC

I’ll take it

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Butch
1 hour ago, joe_OC said:

I’ll take it

Thanks Joe... You saved my back.:rolleyes:... Enjoy that beautiful palm....

 

Butch

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joe_OC
1 hour ago, Butch said:

Thanks Joe... You saved my back.:rolleyes:... Enjoy that beautiful palm....

 

Butch

You welcome?  I don't know if I got it or not yet.  Haven't heard.   That's the largest Dictyosperma album var. conjugatum I've seen in California.  Gotta save it.

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Darold Petty

Joe, but for the distance and the virus, I would help you to salvage this palm.  :greenthumb:

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joe_OC
49 minutes ago, Darold Petty said:

Joe, but for the distance and the virus, I would help you to salvage this palm.  :greenthumb:

Thanks, Darold.  I know you will be with me in spirit!  Trabuco Canyon is close to me, so the climate should be very similar.  I just don't know with this climate.  Night time temps have been in the mid 40's for me.  My thought would be to put it right in the ground where it will be warmer than a pot.  

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Darold Petty

Yes, I would put it into the ground directly, better for the palm and less work for you.  (I can't really deal with pots larger than 15 gallon now. )   :(

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joe_OC

Good news!  It's mine to dig.  Bad news...need to dig it out by end of January.

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PalmatierMeg
45 minutes ago, joe_OC said:

Good news!  It's mine to dig.  Bad news...need to dig it out by end of January.

Start trenching

Beautiful palm is worth it.

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joe_OC
37 minutes ago, PalmatierMeg said:

Start trenching

Beautiful palm is worth it.

Hi Meg,

 

Would trenching help in the middle of winter?  My concern is exposing the roots to the cold.  They are not well insulated underground.

 

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BS Man about Palms
6 hours ago, joe_OC said:

Hi Meg,

 

Would trenching help in the middle of winter?  My concern is exposing the roots to the cold.  They are not well insulated underground.

 

The secret:

Root Prune?trench to cut the roots... THEN backfill with mulch to keep that area loose AND warm..  ^_^ Good Luck!

 

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joe_OC
38 minutes ago, BS Man about Palms said:

The secret:

Root Prune?trench to cut the roots... THEN backfill with mulch to keep that area loose AND warm..  ^_^ Good Luck!

 

From my research, I would need 6 weeks to get the benefits of root pruning.  I realistically have 2.  

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joe_OC

Well...the D.  album var. conjugatum was transplanted today.  Unfortunately, it was not good dig.  The root ball completely came apart.  I give it a 30% chance of surviving.  I'll start a new post to track.

 

 

 

 

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Butch

Good luck Joe... I was hoping all would go well with this beautiful palm...

Butch

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akamu

Good score Joe that is a great looking palm. You could try cauterizing the roots with a blowtorch I did that with a purple King I transplanted same deal not much roots . two years later and it's made it so far. I also drenched it with some Cleary's and subdue fungicide 

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Mangosteen

Amend your clay soil with sand and gypsum. Never throw store bought, bagged "planter mix", "compost", etc. into your planting hole. These are made up primarily of ground up trees (forest products is the first ingredient listed). Plant roots need oxygen and grow in minerals ( clay, sand and silt)., not ground up trees. The soil organisms that are processing these bagged "forest products" need oxygen and steal it away from your palm roots. Also you'll need a "real" roto tiller to amend the sand and gypsum into your soil, like this one.

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joe_OC
7 hours ago, akamu said:

Good score Joe that is a great looking palm. You could try cauterizing the roots with a blowtorch I did that with a purple King I transplanted same deal not much roots . two years later and it's made it so far. I also drenched it with some Cleary's and subdue fungicide 

Thanks, Chris.  That’s what I did.  I made a transplant cocktail with:  azomite/Superthrive/Cleary’s

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joe_OC

Here it is in the ground.  Fingers crossed.

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TomJ

It would be cool if you planted that Bluebell one next to or near to it.

See the differences in the two forms.

 

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joe_OC
5 hours ago, TomJ said:

It would be cool if you planted that Bluebell one next to or near to it.

See the differences in the two forms.

 

That’s the plan now.  Gotta keep it alive first!

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Darold Petty

Looks great so far !  :rolleyes: 

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