Hi guys I’m fairly new to tropical gardening started this year in may and I have fallen head first into things and have learnt an awful lot already .
I've already got 2 x Phoenix canariensis - 5x Washingtonia robustas and a trachycarpus fortunei which are doing really well but I want to branch out abit and see what’s possible to grow in my area!
I live in the coastal village of Braunton in North Devon - south west England zone 9b and I’m around 10 meters above sea level .
I'm wondering if anyone has tried to grow syagrus romanzoffiana santa catarina (supposedly hardy queen palm ) and Phoenix sylvestris (silver date palm) I’m the south of England or even England in general with any success?
thanks in advance
Hi! I am new to this forum and I really hope someone can't help me. I have an 18 year old Foxtail palm in my front yard at sea level in Paia Hawaii. It was magnificent and my pride and joy. My current tenant drilled 5 bolts holding up a basketball hoop into the front of the trunk of my palm (see pictures), obviously without permission. I am so worried that it is killing my tree and I don't know how to remove the bolts without introducing bacteria and potentially killing my tree. Attached are recent picture showing a dark streak going down the truck from the hoop. Does anyone have any suggestions about how to remove the bolts/hoop, patch the holes to prevent infection, reduce scarring, and to make sure my tree survives? Thanks so much!
By Christopher Dillman
Many thanks for the insights on this board. Special thanks to @PalmatierMeg for identifying this palm's condition.
Looking for advice on a 30 gal or 45 gal palm size to go in the place of this stunted queen. This will be planted in Southern California, around Oct.
Something that can grow to get 'bushy' and provide good coverage, not get taller than 6 or 7 ft OAS.
In a spot where it will get full sun from morning till eve.
This wall is being replaced with cinder block concrete. I love the Jubaea in this spot, but worried the trunk over time will get too bulbous and risk pushing it out. Maybe I'm wrong.
Open for ideas and favorites!
My massive royal has a new crop of seedlings popping up in the mulch all around her. If I don't find them new homes I will have to compost them. Read about this palm:
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I had this bismarck nobilis planted about 3-4 weeks ago in my backyard. Unfortunately, I was away for a week after it was planted and it may not have received enough
water while I was away. Do you think this tree is salvageable? Any suggestions?