Jump to content
Scott W

Palms Around Town - Jacksonville, FL

Recommended Posts

JDawgs
15 hours ago, howfam said:

Surely more hardy than a Foxtail, but not as hardy as A. cunninghamiana from what I've heard over the years.  Good luck with all of your palms. BTW- Are there any large Royal Palms in St. Augustine that you know of? 

There’s a house downtown on the water that has large royals in the back. It’s on Avenida menendez or marine street. You may have heard of the large royals in Jacksonville. They’re at a house on the south side that’s on the river. I really want to get a decent size royal to plant in the ground. I actually have a small royal in a pot that’s about 3-4 ft tall. It’s growing well, but I’d rather pay for a bigger one. 

  • Like 4

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
CodyORB

IMG_7873.thumb.JPG.817dd1e9a09de94a070017b44e05e7d9.JPG

This is on the A1A North in PVB across the street from the library.

See the Foxtail on the right? I don't know if it was protected or not, but there was no damage to it from the freeze in early February (I live about 4 miles away and got 29F on my thermometer).

  • Like 3
  • Upvote 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
CodyORB

Hey folks! I swung by FSCJ South Campus today to see how the palms were doing after the freezes, cold rains, and strings of chilliness earlier this winter. Late January plunged to the upper 20’s all around Jax. Looking at an old screenshot I’d figure this area saw around 27-28F. It helps that there is a fairly large lake to the south. 

Phoenix rupicola, wonderful to see very little damage except some tip burn on lower fronds (May be a K or manganese deficiency). A strong contender for a hardy Coconut lookalike:A13FC71C-92C2-4567-A3F7-64789D97F462.thumb.jpeg.ca81eabf410af7c4130aacae3910765e.jpeg

Chamaerops humilia “cerifera”, expectedly in food shape:682C0DE6-5366-41A7-A143-1291AAB467DB.thumb.jpeg.081e65657f1c01cd7bef7f4f1557166e.jpeg

Sabal mauritiformis. Not too much to distinguish it from other Sabal’s (other than the more deeply divided leaflets) but it took no obvious damage:

D8E5A87C-2AFE-4B55-B07A-28D41B490246.thumb.jpeg.9d04fc16c6ef7e115b170276ae4a9cf5.jpeg

Acoelorrhaphe wrightii. Beautiful passel but begging for some nutrients it seems:

23FF6A3A-93DE-4929-862A-FE69411FDEBA.thumb.jpeg.865a956f33a941a9d6150be4ca21813a.jpeg
Allogoptera arenarium. Now THIS is a looker and doesn’t seem to blink at cold, nutrient deficiencies, or dryness. It almost has Dypsis marojejyi vibes to it!:

4EBEDEDC-5509-4948-949A-6AF48198F702.thumb.jpeg.3c68e303cd506ea0502fbb182622eb82.jpeg
 

Round 2 coming up!

  • Like 3
  • Upvote 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
CodyORB

Dypsis decaryi up next. Holding up fairly well:
DD925AAC-4850-4D7F-B7A3-1CFF7C372247.thumb.jpeg.a6cf4333728f4ace084d09659464198e.jpeg

Livistona Australia looking a bit unhappy (probably more from lack of water or nutrients than the cold). Not a huge bummer In general they don’t look too much different from Sabals anyways:
1136E8A3-3525-464E-BF59-5C1C46D461F3.thumb.jpeg.1144309a54ef6a4fb985d4d55d93dd80.jpeg

Copernicia alba looking good. I’m seeing these planted more and more in my area; the right ones are pretty stunning:A80932C1-F7BE-49B3-81AA-59D119D1E1E2.thumb.jpeg.1b1ee7b697bae41ee2cbf834d1f1099e.jpeg

Bismarckia nobilis, quite a few around here took some damage but not catastrophic:

0319140C-B701-410E-8964-23CD7D497E97.thumb.jpeg.297609f628a632091ad4a6e0aa652159.jpeg

Nice mules:
ED0BB5A8-3241-4E27-828F-78FE7EAB0992.thumb.jpeg.d876bed44e175f124936989f3a7f73ca.jpeg

Brahea armata, glad to see one in good shape around here:

7666473D-A5CA-4FC8-ABB3-4E98DFC67B64.thumb.jpeg.0b949b8ed9180b908402a6debd0b237c.jpeg
round 3 coming up

  • Like 3
  • Upvote 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
CodyORB

Sabal dominguensis, HUGE:
4F4B22B2-E305-4389-ABA7-A382F8CEBA54.thumb.jpeg.6a86589d7f755aa011a741fb3dc9c960.jpeg
Sabal causiarum, also HUGE:

BBB17929-4CA8-46C1-B401-24369BE83A0F.thumb.jpeg.1569ef2d8abf7989529596ea316ac2d5.jpeg

Sabal minor, surprisingly large:

CAB7E588-DDFD-4F86-9A9A-323C7C104EC1.thumb.jpeg.49fafce0d0dce824834ab08f74ebd3d8.jpeg
Brahea (brandegeerei?) with whitish undersides:

5597440B-7458-4CA9-A96A-186ECBD0C105.thumb.jpeg.8dc9f2bbbf41003b7f256c9ed813d1f8.jpeg

Bonus cycad (macrozamia?):
DC6BCAD9-0379-43AC-8B4F-BB1DECD04FC9.thumb.jpeg.4a6c2dae8330b7c0b12bf06316fc4634.jpeg
Oh well, used to be a wodyetia bifurcata here, guess it didn’t make it:

C24C8D5A-31E6-4CEA-9D46-ED3EE68A138C.thumb.jpeg.c3300c6f16a7959f157c06315500680a.jpeg

Arenga engleri, slowly becoming more popular:

E47421C9-CA57-48C8-BD97-29199667AE43.thumb.jpeg.3cfa00ab82045cbab2496914b96eac9b.jpeg

Edited by CodyORB
Misaligned photo
  • Like 6
  • Upvote 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
CodyORB

A7A290A8-3917-4BBD-BE01-7FAF21A259A9.jpeg.126922ee2104cfd69ca7d70498863497.jpegThe Jax Beach spindle is in great shape!

  • Like 4
  • Upvote 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Brian M
On 11/11/2021 at 8:01 PM, JDawgs said:

It’s a king alexandrae. Some of the fronds were slightly burned, but not too bad. It’s in a north facing spot, but close to the house. It’s been in the ground for over 2 years and I got it as a seedling 3 years ago. It’s definitely more cold hardy than a foxtail palm. 

How did your king fair with through the last few freezes? The ones down the street from me took a beating. One looks like it's a goner. The other two seem to be pushing new fronds.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
JDawgs

The king alexander took some damage, but not that bad. The fronds are slightly burned. The foxtail palm is possibly dead unfortunately. It was completely defoliated and I’m waiting to see if the most recent frond is alive or not. 

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
howfam
On 11/12/2021 at 2:02 PM, JDawgs said:

There’s a house downtown on the water that has large royals in the back. It’s on Avenida menendez or marine street. You may have heard of the large royals in Jacksonville. They’re at a house on the south side that’s on the river. I really want to get a decent size royal to plant in the ground. I actually have a small royal in a pot that’s about 3-4 ft tall. It’s growing well, but I’d rather pay for a bigger one. 

Here's an update on the Royal Palms on Jacksonville's Southside near Goodby's Creek off the St. John's River , March 6, 2022. They did quite good with no major damage. I'd say Royals would be a good gamble for St. Augustine given the right microclimate. 

IMG_1661.JPG

IMG_1662.JPG

Edited by howfam
  • Like 2
  • Upvote 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Little Tex

how about the foxtail?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
howfam
18 hours ago, Little Tex said:

how about the foxtail?

I think there's a Foxtail and a Majesty Palm there also.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • Similar Content

    • The7thLegend
      By The7thLegend
      Over the weekend I was in Saint Augustine and drove by a nursery that had a 50% off palm sign by the road so thought I'd give them a look.  They had Chinese Fan, Washingtonia Robusta and Ribbon Fans on sale.  Always wanted to add a Ribbon to my collection and so I picked up this 30 gallon for a measly $75, regularly $150.  They had some 15 gallons also if anyone is in the area and looking.
       
       
       


×
×
  • Create New...