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Parajubaea torallyii growth rate at Latitude 42 deg

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Tassie_Troy1971

Here is my parajubaea torallyi  planted as a small 15cm seedling in March 2010.   Growth rate has been very impressive and now is setting seed.

My climate here is cool Oceanic temperate 500m from the water lowest ever temperature is -0.9 C ( 31 F ) summer highs are rarely  above 78  F and winters average 10c - 16 c ( 50 - 60 F ) closest comparable climate is Carmel / Monterey area south of SF California.

This palm is growing in deep very well draining sandy soil that has been enriched with organic compost and seaweed pellets. on Irrigation for 40 min every 4 days except winter and early spring the wettest part of the year.

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KDubU

Looks very happy! Nice palm.

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Chester B

That thing is a beast, seems to have grown pretty quick considering the coolish climate.

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Tyrone

That’s a beauty Troy. They sure are fast. I’m amazed at how fast they grow. 

Ive got 3 planted on a steeper higher section next to one of my lake/pond areas which initially drained water away very well. Then my neighbour raised his properties level so now all his water comes past my 3 Parajubaeas so they are effectively in a bit of a spill way now. I thought that would be an issue but they just love it. It’s not been an issue at all and they’ve bulked up. I think when the temp is right (cool) you can’t over water these. 

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OC2Texaspalmlvr

Stunning palm nice growing :greenthumb:

T J 

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daxin

This P. torallyi was bought from Lois Hooper in 2008 as a five gallon entire-leaf seedling. It got planted at this location in 2012 and has been growing at a fast pace. Current height is probably 25’ (7m). Last March it bloomed for the first time with 7-8 more spikes opening since then. The inside of the spathe cover is blond when first open, very striking under low angle sunlight. The blond color will turn brownish red and the whole big cover(6’ or 2m long) makes great gift for gardener friends. 
 

I noticed that the leaflets on my torallyi are moderately weepy, not as rigid and neat as Troy’s specimen. I wonder if this is just normal leaf-form variation.

 

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Firepalm

That is a real beauty Troy! Great form on that specimen and I love the placement of it in your garden where it can really stand out.  Amazing that it is seeding at your latitude!

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