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Will Simpson

I planted this HC Palmetto on June 2 , 2020 so it probably grew about 5-6 months before cooler weather slowed it down . It was already rooting out well and had lots of frond growth when I bought it . 

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It was incredibly heavy with all that rootball . I think it had been at the nursery for at least a couple of years because of all that root growth and it even flowered last summer . It was said to be from northern Florida stock , so hopefully it's a little hardier than those from more southern ecotypes . I bought it in Wilmington , NC  .IMG_0035.thumb.JPG.327f3cedd8e41f4385821fbddf4df3cb.JPG

 

 

Here it is today , and this will be its start of the 2021  season picture for my  future reference . I might post another picture of it  in November after I have watered and fertilized the hell out it :D  :

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Thanks for looking .

Will

 

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Brad Mondel

I just planted two of these also and I noticed new root growth and the fronds are already growing quickly.

 

They said they harvested them from Gainesville Florida.

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Collectorpalms

Can palmetto still be shipped to Texas, or are they banned for agriculture issues?

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Will Simpson

I haven't heard anything about shipping being a problem .

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Will Simpson
24 minutes ago, Brad Mondel said:

I just planted two of these also and I noticed new root growth and the fronds are already growing quickly.

 

They said they harvested them from Gainesville Florida.

Freshly cut HC Palmettos have almost no roots or frond growth , but if they are heeled in well  at the nursery after  while they will start growing out . Mine too just started growing great right after I  planted it  .

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NC_Palm_Enthusiast

Looks great! :greenthumb:  What fertilizer do you use?

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Will Simpson

Thanks 

I've been using a tropical and palm fertilizer by Site One . Site One used to be John  Deere Landscapes , and before that it was called Lesco . I just called them and they delivered 2 50lb bags to the local store here in Winston-Salem  from a store in Wilmington were they had some stored . I went to the store and picked them up . 

Will

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4 hours ago, Will Simpson said:

Thanks 

I've been using a tropical and palm fertilizer by Site One . Site One used to be John  Deere Landscapes , and before that it was called Lesco . I just called them and they delivered 2 50lb bags to the local store here in Winston-Salem  from a store in Wilmington were they had some stored . I went to the store and picked them up . 

Will

Thanks for the tip! Which NPK ratio do you use? I'm relatively new to growing palms so I'm still trying learn from those with more experience.

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