Can anyone ID this palm? It is growing very well near Pacifica, California. My daughter and son in law just bought a house nearby and would love to plant one. I’ve informed them that if this is a date palm (what species/cultivar?) that this is probably a very old tree. I would like to get a positive ID on this as I think it is a magnificent, absolutely gorgeous palm! I wish we could grow date palms here as we love dates, and date palms are really beautiful, but our collection of palms is growing fast. Mahalo nui loa for your help!
I have been doing battle with a perennial that keeps coming back despite my best efforts to extract it. It appears to be a bulb that keeps pushing out new leaves every year for several years now. I try to extract it, but have never gotten down far enough to the source bulb or roots. The reason is that it popped up adjacent to a prized plant that I don't want to damage. That plant is an Encephalartos inopinus, so I've been reluctant to dig too deep. This spring, I've let it get much bigger than normal before trying to remove it, and thought I would see what the flowers look like. I removed the flowers so they don't go to seed in my garden to add more digging, but brought them into the house in a small container so my wife could appreciate them. The flowers are very fragrant.
Anyone recognize this plant and flowers? The strap leafed plant next to my E inopinus along with flower photos, and perspective on the plant I don't want it to invade (E inopinus).
In may of 2019 I planted what I purchased as a Trachycarpus Nainital. It's in the foreground (left side) of the first picture (taken Oct 2019) while a T Fortunei, which was smaller and had been in the ground for 2 summers and 3 winters is in the background to the right. In the second picture, taken today, the T fortunei has gotten much taller than the Trachy in the foreground. The trachy in the foreground has put out several new fronds each summer but has gained very little height/trunk. The third picture is a pic of the hostula of the Trachy in the foreground, which is asymmetric (The pointed hump is off center, but the hostula is not twisted). [The hostula on the fortunei has no pointed hump, just a nice smooth semi-circle.] What little trunk there is, is fibrous like the fortunei. Also you can see that, this summer, the hastsa leaves have gotten very close to the trunk (The nearest hasta stalk is about 14 inches from the Trachy trunk. )
Is there enough information to tell if the Trachy in the foreground a Nainital (or some other variant)? Is it likely that the closeness of the hostas has slowed the growth of this Trachy? In two summers, how far out are the roots of this Trachy likely to have grown? I was going to move the closest hastas, but thought I'd wait till spring so as not to disturb the Trachy roots before winter. Is there a source that identifies trachy's (or other palms) by the hostula?
I received this cutting from a member of the Palm Society a few years back after a garden tour along with two other Araceae. I never wrote down the identification and noticed it is popping out some sort of inflorescence or spadix. I'm hoping that someone will recognize it and can advise what the genus and species is.
Yesterday we rose early and drove the 40-50 miles south to the Naples Zoo, where Jeff Searle had set up with awesome palms I can't possibly find here. My recent selling had fortified my Paypal account with funds to buy palms. And I did. The back of our Ford Ranger was full. We planted four larger palms right away. The rest I have to repot before placing them on the lanai or in the jungle. I want to share what I got.
Areca montana - this little cutie is flowering. Hope I get seeds. I love the Areca genus
Adonidia merrillii 'Golden Form'
Licuala fordiana - also flowering
Phytelephas macrocarpa - been seeking this one. Hope it survives here
Ptychosperma 'Wotoboho' - 2nd try on this one. Lost the first this past winter
Calyptrocalyx laxiflorus - I'm a sucker for this genus
Dypsis lutescens Thailand Dwarf - at least I hope it is. I've been seeking one for years
Cyrtostachys loriae - solitary relative of lipstick palm but much cold hardier
Areca concinna - I'm a sucker for this species. It joins a taller one I've had in the jungle