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We need some uplifting palm photos, so here's a video I found from 2016 of a garden near Seattle, the Jubaea is looking good.  Biggest one I've seen in the state. 

 

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Collectorpalms

Lots and lots of Trachycarpus,  and a Jubaea! Wonder how it looks after the cold snowy winters since then. 

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NBTX11

Those trachycarpus look a lot better than they do here in our heat.  I've seen a lot of sickly looking, neglected Texas Trachycarpus.

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amh
1 hour ago, NBTX11 said:

Those trachycarpus look a lot better than they do here in our heat.  I've seen a lot of sickly looking, neglected Texas Trachycarpus.

They need shade here, they'll look great if shaded to the south and west. Morning sun and dappled afternoon shade only.

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Chester B

I haven't seen this video in a couple years.  A couple comments:

1) I always like the look of planting Trachycarpus in groves and interspersing plants around them.  I have one area like this in my yard.

2) Trachycarpus causiensis???  

3) Do you think those citrus are in pots?  Tough to tell.  I know the Yuzu is hardy, I have one but the others are iffy.  If they are in the ground the heavy Trachycarpus canopy must be helping.

4) That big Jubaea - those aren't suckers but most likely seed that have germinated in the old boots or at the base of the plant.

5) That's a lot of cactus,  most people would be surprised to know they do very well in the PNW.  I removed a couple hundred pounds of pads of cactus from my yard that all started with about 5 pads in under 3 years time.  They are nice to look at but they always hurt you.  The small fine hairs find their ways into your entire garden so whenever you do anything within 20' of the cactus you'll get them in your hands even with wearing gloves.

6)  That's a lot of palms!

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13 hours ago, Collectorpalms said:

Lots and lots of Trachycarpus,  and a Jubaea! Wonder how it looks after the cold snowy winters since then. 

I am sure everything or most are looking great, to bad I can't find an update. 

13 hours ago, NBTX11 said:

Those trachycarpus look a lot better than they do here in our heat.  I've seen a lot of sickly looking, neglected Texas Trachycarpus.

We have a lot of cloudy days here so that helps and a gentle climate just really dry in summer. 

BTW... Seattle on the news today said Seattle has in the last 30 years gotten warmer and rainier. They are now all most 40" of yearly rainfall. I've gotten warmer in Olympia too. 

12 hours ago, amh said:

They need shade here, they'll look great if shaded to the south and west. Morning sun and dappled afternoon shade only.

Excellent advise!!!!

59 minutes ago, Chester B said:

I haven't seen this video in a couple years.  A couple comments:

1) I always like the look of planting Trachycarpus in groves and interspersing plants around them.  I have one area like this in my yard.

2) Trachycarpus causiensis???  

3) Do you think those citrus are in pots?  Tough to tell.  I know the Yuzu is hardy, I have one but the others are iffy.  If they are in the ground the heavy Trachycarpus canopy must be helping.

4) That big Jubaea - those aren't suckers but most likely seed that have germinated in the old boots or at the base of the plant.

5) That's a lot of cactus,  most people would be surprised to know they do very well in the PNW.  I removed a couple hundred pounds of pads of cactus from my yard that all started with about 5 pads in under 3 years time.  They are nice to look at but they always hurt you.  The small fine hairs find their ways into your entire garden so whenever you do anything within 20' of the cactus you'll get them in your hands even with wearing gloves.

6)  That's a lot of palms!

Love all the palms in my garden they do take up a lot of space but this garden is missing something. Needs more different exotic IMO. Where is the schefflera, cordylines, NZflax, etc ... But it is a low maintenance garden. Love to find an updated video. 

Hope this video cheered some of you up. :D

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Paradise Found

A Queen palm lives near Seattle. 

 

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Chester B
20 minutes ago, Paradise Found said:

Love all the palms in my garden they do take up a lot of space but this garden is missing something. Needs more different exotic IMO. Where is the schefflera, cordylines, NZflax, etc

Yes I totally agree.  I like my yard to look more lush and jungle like, in another 10 years mine might start to look more like yours.

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Jcalvin
20 hours ago, NBTX11 said:

Those trachycarpus look a lot better than they do here in our heat.  I've seen a lot of sickly looking, neglected Texas Trachycarpus.

Same here.  All the windmills here have very small tops. They look absolutely horrible unless they're in shade. 

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teddytn

Really cool for a private garden!! Surprising to see brahea in a place that is so wet. The jubea just wow. That guy did really good with all the raised beds and different levels, I bet when the garden was younger it still looked really good. I wonder how big those needle palms would be if they got 4 months a year with over 90 degree days. Awesome seeing all the variety in one garden!!!

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Love them palms
On 5/3/2021 at 8:28 PM, Collectorpalms said:

Lots and lots of Trachycarpus,  and a Jubaea! Wonder how it looks after the cold snowy winters since then. 

As being a friend of the guy who made the video and landscaped my palm garden I know they are thriving very well 

 

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Love them palms
On 5/4/2021 at 10:18 AM, Paradise Found said:

A Queen palm lives near Seattle. 

 

It was burned while it was protected but I saw his queen this last weekend and its coming back

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Love them palms
On 5/4/2021 at 9:05 AM, Chester B said:

I haven't seen this video in a couple years.  A couple comments:

1) I always like the look of planting Trachycarpus in groves and interspersing plants around them.  I have one area like this in my yard.

2) Trachycarpus causiensis???  

3) Do you think those citrus are in pots?  Tough to tell.  I know the Yuzu is hardy, I have one but the others are iffy.  If they are in the ground the heavy Trachycarpus canopy must be helping.

4) That big Jubaea - those aren't suckers but most likely seed that have germinated in the old boots or at the base of the plant.

5) That's a lot of cactus,  most people would be surprised to know they do very well in the PNW.  I removed a couple hundred pounds of pads of cactus from my yard that all started with about 5 pads in under 3 years time.  They are nice to look at but they always hurt you.  The small fine hairs find their ways into your entire garden so whenever you do anything within 20' of the cactus you'll get them in your hands even with wearing gloves.

6)  That's a lot of palms!

The guy who made this video is very well educated in palms and tropicals and yes the citrus is in pots .talking about cactus here are my babies he planted. They are going to thrive this summe ,lots of new growth  .he owns NW Palmscapes And Exotics 16202619623043584524954889806601.thumb.jpg.688e9ef33e807efbc7534ed3b33a4834.jpg

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Collectorpalms

What is the other Trachycapus he is referring to? Think it was never a named species. 

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Love them palms
12 minutes ago, Collectorpalms said:

What is the other Trachycapus he is referring to? Think it was never a named species. 

I have no idea.he called one a hybrid which if it was one of his its a fortunei x waggie. Don't think he meant to call the one a trachycarpus causiensis .maybe a typo but I could ask him.

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Collectorpalms
15 minutes ago, Love them palms said:

I have no idea.he called one a hybrid which if it was one of his its a fortunei x waggie. Don't think he meant to call the one a trachycarpus causiensis .maybe a typo but I could ask him.

Yeah, I am familiar with the name of the hybrid, it’s the other one you are referring to. 

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On 5/5/2021 at 7:07 PM, Collectorpalms said:

Yeah, I am familiar with the name of the hybrid, it’s the other one you are referring to. 

Trachycarpus martianus var. 'kassia hills'. Once known as Trachycarpus khasianus.

so it wasn't a typo.very interesting 

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Trustandi

I drove up there for the first time and took a photo today. The garden still looks great. The Jubaea is so majestic. 

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