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Chester B

Massive Waggie palm - Portland, Oregon

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Chester B

The video doesn't do it justice, this is one you have to see in person to believe.  I have seen ones nearly as tall but they didn't have the mass of huge fronds like this one does.  Palm is located at Cistus Design Nursery on Sauvie Island (just outside Portland).

 

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DAVEinMB

@Chester B that thing is gorgeous!

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Jimhardy

Nice find.  Waggies are interesting palms for sure.

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Chester B

My own waggie that was grown by one of the employees that used to work there. I bought this a couple years back. Wondering if there is any relation between the two palms?  Mine has a long way to go, but it is growing very quickly these days. 

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teddytn

@Chester B it’s crazy to think, that might be one of the oldest trachys. Some big fortunei everywhere around the country for sure, but for how tall that waggie is, what do you think 40 years old, more? 

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Axel Amsterdam

For me, thats a beautiful stiff fortunei, it doesnt have the ‘  cupped’ smaller fronds of a true waggy. Here is a similar one

edit: i had a closer look and i think you are right, its a shade grown waggie

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Jimhardy

I think there are some bigger ones in Japan (at least)

but probably not as nice as that one.

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