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Spring 2021 Update (Zone 7b MD)

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Greetings!

Here’s a little update on my palms after this icy winter! According to Accuweather, our lowest temperature this year was 19°F

1) Trachycarpus Fortunei ‘Bulgaria’ - this was wrapped in a few layers of burlap. It looks great and no spear pull!

2) Sabal ‘Louisiana’ - this was unprotected other than some dead leaves that naturally gathered at the base. This looks stellar as well and it’s starting to get its palmate leaves!

3) Sabal Minor ‘McCurtain’ - unprotected; super slow but still growing! 
 

4) Sabal ‘Louisiana’ #2 - unprotected and exposed to the elements. This poor palm was buried in snow and sleet. The center spear even looked like it was reaching out of the snow for help at one point lolol. Despite this, he’s still trucking! I hope to see some palmate leaves this year!

 

5) Sabal Uresana - unprotected (other than dead leaves that ended up there naturally). I planted this purely as a hardiness experiment (which is the reason its close to the foundation). The newest spear is over a foot long and keeps the icy blue hue! Let’s see how long before it croaks

6) Sabal Palmetto ‘Mocksville’ - unprotected (dead leaves at base that got there naturally). This one is starting to look like a mini palmetto now! It’s got palmate leaves and I hope for more this summer! I can’t wait for costapalmate leaves to start forming! 
 

7) Trachycarpus Fortunei ‘Bulgaria’ #2 - protected with burlap. this palm is currently my favorite of the bunch! It’s leaves are getting big and no spear pull from the winter! I hope it starts really taking off this year!

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PalmatierMeg

All look great! I have a feeling they will take off now spring is here. That S. uresana is awfully close to the house - they get very large and don't transplant well. Or do you expect it to succumb before it gets to that stage?

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6 minutes ago, PalmatierMeg said:

All look great! I have a feeling they will take off now spring is here. That S. uresana is awfully close to the house - they get very large and don't transplant well. Or do you expect it to succumb before it gets to that stage?

Pretty much yeah haha. It’s just an experiment to test a S. Uresana’s hardiness. I don’t expect it to get to trunking. Especially if we have a true zone 7 winter. This is all for research purposes :P

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Chad king NC

Great selection of palms.  Those minors should do great.  I have a sabal ' Mocksville' also and they are pretty hardy as seedlings.

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