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Jtee
1 hour ago, teddytn said:

What do you think of the uresana, looks like it’s been planted for a while?

Well I haven’t even had it for a full month yet, it does look like it’s been growing for some time. I’m wondering how long it took to reach this point. 
 

and the Sabal pics of all varieties are at Barton Springs Nursery in Austin Texas. That’s where I scooped up the uresana.

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teddytn
50 minutes ago, Jtee said:

Well I haven’t even had it for a full month yet, it does look like it’s been growing for some time. I’m wondering how long it took to reach this point. 
 

and the Sabal pics of all varieties are at Barton Springs Nursery in Austin Texas. That’s where I scooped up the uresana.

Man I’ve got to find time to make it down there! 

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GregVirginia7
On 8/16/2021 at 6:56 PM, teddytn said:

@GregVirginia7 looks like everyone’s sabals grew a bunch this year. Happy for ya on the adult frond!!! :greenthumb::greenthumb:

Have to correct myself...the McCurtain will have produced 4 new fronds by winter...two are juvenile, one 7-segment adult and another is emerging, about 2” worth...Can’t emphasize watering enough...made such a huge difference in my Sabals’ growth rates...having a particularly wet spring and summer helped, too.

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teddytn
On 6/2/2021 at 6:55 PM, Ben OK said:

My Birminghams are recovering from the -14 F that hit a gew months ago:

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How’s the Birmingham’s look after some summer growth?

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teddytn
2 hours ago, GregVirginia7 said:

Have to correct myself...the McCurtain will have produced 4 new fronds by winter...two are juvenile, one 7-segment adult and another is emerging, about 2” worth...Can’t emphasize watering enough...made such a huge difference in my Sabals’ growth rates...having a particularly wet spring and summer helped, too.

Agree 100% on the watering. I think that’s where they get the reputation for being slow. They’re never going to be rockets, but 4 fronds on a mccurtain is really good

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teddytn

Between Birmingham, Louisiana, and Brazoria how does everyone rank the cold hardiest, fastest growing, best looking/ favorite? 

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teddytn
47 minutes ago, teddytn said:

Between Birmingham, Louisiana, and Brazoria how does everyone rank the cold hardiest, fastest growing, best looking/ favorite? 

I say Birmingham is the hardiest, Louisiana the fastest and Brazoria is my favorite 

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Allen
12 minutes ago, teddytn said:

I say Birmingham is the hardiest, Louisiana the fastest and Brazoria is my favorite 

Probably but they are all so slow.  Plant Trachy Teddy if you want a trunk!

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teddytn
25 minutes ago, Allen said:

Probably but they are all so slow.  Plant Trachy Teddy if you want a trunk!

You’re right Allen. I’ve been obsessed with having trunking sabals at my house, I have all 3 of the above plus palmetto, but it will be a really long time before they will have a trunk. I’ve got some spots ready for next spring, honestly seeing your trachys and a few other posters that have about the same climate, inspired me to plant some again. 

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Allen
14 minutes ago, teddytn said:

You’re right Allen. I’ve been obsessed with having trunking sabals at my house, I have all 3 of the above plus palmetto, but it will be a really long time before they will have a trunk. I’ve got some spots ready for next spring, honestly seeing your trachys and a few other posters that have about the same climate, inspired me to plant some again. 

yea it's tough here in TN.  I consider only the minors and needles as the most sure thing here.  Everything else is subject to dying but Trachy will grow so much faster, I think a 4-5 year growing trachy will be the same size as a 15 year old Sabal hybrid.  But the trachy will need protecting so what you gonna do.  I think those Louisiana you have will take 4 years to be 5 foot tall and 12-15 years to trunk 1-2'. 

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Ben OK
On 8/23/2021 at 8:47 AM, teddytn said:

How’s the Birmingham’s look after some summer growth?

Sorry to take so long to get back to you. I work in a hospital and it's been pretty busy lately in my part of the world. Here are some pics from this week: 

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Will Simpson

Here's my biggest with seed  . It's  about 12 feet to the tip of the highest frond but doesn't look that big being that it is in the jungle  . The jungle will thin out with the first hard freeze  :

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Huge fronds :

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My  medium sized Birmingham with seed  :

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My smallest birmingham . It should seed in 2 years :

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Will

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teddytn

@Will Simpson that’s badass! I’ve been waiting to someone that had a huge one. Seems like a lot of people have smaller ones, but rare to see one that size. 

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tlow
11 hours ago, teddytn said:

@Will Simpson that’s badass! I’ve been waiting to someone that had a huge one. Seems like a lot of people have smaller ones, but rare to see one that size. 

Same.. I have so many of these throughout my yard and this gives me a vision for what to expect down the road... Glad I started this thread, but ironically enough I haven't posted any of mine.  They're nothing much to write home about yet though.

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Ben OK
20 hours ago, Will Simpson said:

Here's my biggest with seed  . It's  about 12 feet to the tip of the highest frond but doesn't look that big being that it is in the jungle  . The jungle will thin out with the first hard freeze  :

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Huge fronds :

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My  medium sized Birmingham with seed  :

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My smallest birmingham . It should seed in 2 years :

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Will

Thanks for the update Will. They all look really nice.

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teddytn
On 9/4/2021 at 8:34 PM, Ben OK said:

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Looks like they outgrew that winter damage no problem!!

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teddytn

@Will Simpson I can’t get over the trunk in your biggest one, pics can be deceiving it looks to be bigger in diameter than palmetto?

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