By Chester B
Pretty standard stuff but the whole lot cost me $35 including shipping. I figure there’s about 100 Sabal minor seedlings. I just couldn’t pass it up even though I have no need for them. I’m planning on doing some guerilla planting and a mass planting in my own yard.
So last weekend we did a trip to Avery Island, La to the jungle gardens tour at the tabasco factory. It was really cool. We saw some amazing sabals and sabal minors everywhere! We also saw some really nice cycads that I have not seen in Louisiana before. Could y'all possibly identify the cycad? We also saw a HUGE Chinese fan palm. Was wondering if anyone else has been there before. Also just letting y'all know it's a great place for a weekend trip :)
I have two seeding Sabal minors on the edge of my Garden Lot. I grew them from seeds sent to me by a PTer who collected them about 10 years ago from a Sabal in Savannah, GA. He thought they might be a dwarfed variety of Sabal minor but I am not sure of that. Each palm is about 4' wide by 4' tall and is seeding. Is there any interest in these seeds from US PTers? I plan to send them uncleaned. Let me know soon as I plan to cut/compost them if no one wants them.
Sabal minor Savannah #1
Sabal minor Savannah #2
I just got a small Sabal minor a week ago and was wondering if I can still plant it outside. Would it be better to wait for Spring so it can develop roots for a whole growing season or can I still plant it outside now?
I am located in the Eastern parts of Austria, near to Vienna. So winters might get cold, but shouldn't drop below -12°C / 10°F.
Nearly a week ago we took delivery of a new iMac, then transferred our stuff over from our old one. In the process there was a mix-up of photo formats and I discovered I had problems uploading photos, i.e., only links uploaded. Yesterday during an on-line training session with Apple we learned how to deal with photo formatting through our iPhones that take the photos. So, I took photos today and hope the site will upload these jpeg photos.
This topic addresses differences in growth rates for an Areca catechu semi-dwarf and an A. catechu dwarf that were planted in the yard last fall. The semi-dwarf has grown about 6"-7" of trunk in the past 9 months. The last couple of leaf scars are 3" apart vs maybe 1" or less when it was potted. While the semi-dwarf form is less desirable than the extreme dwarfs, it is still a fine looking palm that shows some "scrunching" of its dark green leaves.
Areca catechu 'Semi-Dwarf', Cape Coral, FL 2021
Below is my largest and most dwarfed Areca catechu. It really loves being in the ground, too, but has shown barely any trunk growth since last fall. Leaf scars are only fractions of an inch apart.
Areca catechu 'Dwarf', Cape Coral, FL 2021