Can someone please help? Bought this washie as a rehab from Lowes clearance section. She hung out in the backyard all summer. Didn’t grow a ton but got a little healthier and a couple new fronds. I decided to clean her and bring her inside. (I live in Chicago) Medium is very chunky: premium potting mix with perlite, added bark, pumice, charcoal and cactus mix. Since October, I have only watered twice. It immediately lost all fronds (didn’t cut them until they were totally brown) except the unopened one. All these months that frond has still not opened! It’s in suspended animation. Do I need to water more? Is this just transplant shock??? It’s in a north facing window with additional grow lights on it. Ignore the diatomaceous earth—fungus gnats.
50.) Phoenix Canariensis - Lambeth Bridge
49.) Butia Odorata - Ham Street, Richmond
48.) Brahea Armata - Bernard Gardens, Wimbledon
47.) Phoenix Canariensis - Westover Road, Wandsworth
46.) Washingtonia Filibusta - York Road, Chingford
45.) Musa Basjoo - Musgrave Crescent, Fulham
44.) Phoenix Canariensis - Mandala Way, Bermondsey
43.) Washingtonia Filibusta - Paddington Docks, Little Venice
42.) Jubaea Chilensis - Lordship Lane, Dulwich
41.) Phoenix Canariensis - Sutherland Square, Walworth
40.) Norfolk Island Pine - Star Road, Earl's Court
39.) Brahea Armata - Merewood Road, Bexleyheath
38.) Phoenix Canariensis - Ondine Road, East Dulwich
37.) Washingtonia Filibusta - Collingwood Road, Tottenham
36.) Phoenix Canariensis - Abbey Road, Belvedere
35.) Nectarine/citrus tree - Winchester Road, Edmonton
34.) Washingtonia Robusta - Stirling Road, Plaistow (private residence)
33.) Phoenix Canariensis - Narford Road, Clapton
32.) Washingtonia Filifera - Falcon Way, Isle of Dogs
31.) Phoenix Canariensis - Heyworth Road, Clapton
30.) Butia Odorata - Strawberry Vale, Twickenham
29.) Yucca Elephantipes - Sutherland Grove, Peckham
28.) Washingtonia - Old Brompton Road, Kensington
27.) Brahea Armata & CIDP - Kensal House, Ladbroke Grove
26.) Lemon Citrus - Egerton Terrace, Knightsbridge
25.) Orange tree - Stockwell Road, Brixton
24.) Washingtonia Filibusta - Chelsea Physic Garden, Fulham
23.) Butia Yatay - Ham Road, Richmond
22.) Bougainvillea - Longbridge Road, Dagenham
21.) Phoenix Theophrasti - Salcombe Road, Ashford
20.) Washingtonia Robusta - Ashburnham Grove, Greenwich
19.) Phoenix Canariensis - Mount Street Gardens, Mayfair
18.) Butia & Jubaea - Chelsea Physic Gardens, Fulham
17.) Phoenix Canariensis - Rum Close, Wapping
16.) Butia Odorata - Chumleigh Gardens, Burgess Park
15.) Washingtonia Filibusta - Court Lane, East Dulwich
14.) Phoenix Canariensis - Mattock Lane Church, Ealing
13.) Washingtonia Filibusta - Barnsbury Close, New Malden
12.) Phoenix Canariensis - Addison Road, Holland Park
11.) Washingtonia Robusta - Chalk, Gravesend (private residence)
10.) Phoenix Canariensis - Hackney Town Hall
9.) Washingtonia Filifera - Dover Road, Edmonton (private residence)
8.) Jubaea Chilensis - Packington Estate, Islington
7.) Phoenix Canariensis - Warwick Gardens, Kensington
6.) Washingtonia Robusta's - Mortlake Road, Kew
5.) Jubaea Chilensis - Ham Street, Richmond
4.) Phoenix Canariensis - Egerton Place, Knightsbridge
3.) Washingtonia Robusta - Penywern Gardens, Fulham (private residence)
2.) Washingtonia Filibusta - Darlaston Road, Wimbledon
1.) Phoenix Canariensis - River Gardens, Fulham
I have noticed these things growing like rockets around London to the point that they start dominating their space. They seem to gain quite a bit of vertical height very quickly as well in these sheltered London gardens. I'm assuming they were all planted as tiny 'houseplants' from B&Q and Homebase, which have grown big. These are found everywhere in London now as you will see...
This one I have already posted before. It's one of the biggest for sure.
Check out the size of this south London Elephantipes in Peckham...!!!
Here's another big one in a Chiswick front garden, however I cannot find the exact street view location of it unfortunately.
There's plenty more out there...
@Axel Amsterdam Anymore you can contribute to this list? I know you are the main guy for uncovering Yucca's in northwest Europe. I have spotted far bigger ones in the past around London, but I can't remember where they are exactly now? I'm pretty sure I have missed 2-3 of the biggest London Elephantipes...? I couldn't find the exact location the big multi-head one in Chiswick.
I have noticed there are a lot more Albizia's growing in London than I had first realised. A lot more. I have heard that they are only hardy down to about -5C or -6C (22-20F) at most, however that assertion can probably be called into question now, given that I have seen them growing in other cool locations. I don't know whether these are the hardier variant, or even how you would tell that? Some of these are in the colder parts of London and have been there a while, so they probably would have seen roughly -7C (18F) back in 2010. I have heard of Albizia surviving in places like Amsterdam, Paris, NYC, D.C. etc..?
All of these ones are in London...
There is a fantastic Albizia specimen much further north in Sheffield, which is in South Yorkshire at 53N. Anyone know what the furthest north specimen is in the world?
Although unrelated, I also spotted an Australian Bottle Brush tree (Callistemon) growing on a London street as well...