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VA Jeff

I am back in Virginia for a few more years.  Here are some unusual palms that I have grown for many years that are now in my new yard.  My soil is mostly sandy with some loam, and fairly moist for sandy soil.

Inground I have chamaedorea microspadix, jubaea, parajubaea sunkha, mule, serenoa, and needle palms.  I have a lot of other hybrids in pots and unusual species for this far north.  I've had many of them for 20 years, but mostly in pots.  I didn't even need to protect most of them this last winter, since it didn't drop below 23 F, which is unheard of for here.  I will probably plant some chamaedorea radicalis soon.  

The Jubaea was sold to me as a hybrid, which it is not.  It is over 10 years old and about 7 feet wide.  The sunkha is about 6.5 feet tall.  The mule is around 9 or so feet tall.

 

God bless

microspadix woods.jpg

mule palm.jpg

sunkha and jubaea.jpg

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Jtee

How long has the mule been in ground?

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VA Jeff
21 hours ago, Jtee said:

How long has the mule been in ground?

I put them in the ground a month ago, but I haven't protected them for the last two years.   I've had all the ones shown for so many years, I know I'll have to protect them at some point.

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Collectorpalms

Let us know how that parajubaea sunkha does. When you say back in Virginia, where were the palms growing before you put them in the ground?

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9 hours ago, Collectorpalms said:

Let us know how that parajubaea sunkha does. When you say back in Virginia, where were the palms growing before you put them in the ground?

The mule I raised for 18 years, mostly in the largest trash can I could find for a pot.  The Jubaea, i've had for roughly 6 years, but it had some size to it when I bought it.  Also raised in a trash can.  They were raised in SE Virginia for all but 2.5 years, and the remainder in Western N Carolina.  Always right on the border of zones 7 and 8.  If I think the weather might hit 19 F, I protect the mule.  The sunkha is slightly more cold sensitive at this stage.  Jubaea gets the mildest leaf damage around 10 F.

 

I realize that someday I could get hit with a devastating cold like the Texas blitzkrieg this year.  If I do, I'll go through major efforts to protect them.

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PalmTreeDude

Nice keep us updated on these! 

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