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My day trip to get palms at Gary Hollar's place

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I got some Trachys and Birmingham's at Gary's Nursery in New Bern , NC  that day . I checked out his biggest Birmingham when he  gave me a nice tour of the place .

If the video at the bottom of this post  doesn't work I'll post pictures of that day too . 

He's got some fat Palmettos  . I'm not sure everything survived the 2018 cold event that he said was a 100 year cold where he , like me ,  had 8 days below 32F . South of there in Wilmington it was much milder but New Bern was about as cold as my location in Winston-Salem when normally New Bern is milder than me . I'll need to get an update and visit there again soon . 

Will

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Below  is his biggest Birmingham :

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Jesse PNW

That brimingham is off the chain!  

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RJ

He used to have a bxj or probably a b(bxj) from DR. Wilcox . Did it make it through the 2018 cold spell?

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teddytn
2 hours ago, RJ said:

He used to have a bxj or probably a b(bxj) from DR. Wilcox . Did it make it through the 2018 cold spell?

Not sure if it was the one you’re talking about. When I was there recently Gary said he lost a butia he didn’t protect during a cold snap. He said the trunk froze and cracked wide open. I want to say it was near his house and he said he replaced it with one even closer to the foundation. 

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teddytn

@Will Simpson I didn’t take any pics when I was there…..the palmettos he has have the fattest trunks I’ve ever seen. And that palmetto he started from seed 26 years ago under those pines that’s probably what 25 feet tall! 

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Allen

All those look great especially the Birmingham!

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Dartolution

Those might be the widest palmettos I've ever seen... 

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6 hours ago, Dartolution said:

Those might be the widest palmettos I've ever seen... 

Gotta get that Sabal palmetto fat boy from Gary771D8E22-6BF5-4902-A0EA-21ED69E295AF.thumb.jpeg.af9be4d3790e18e9651521cc2f43f689.jpeg

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Will Simpson
On 12/18/2021 at 6:04 AM, RJ said:

He used to have a bxj or probably a b(bxj) from DR. Wilcox . Did it make it through the 2018 cold spell?

I'll get down there sometime soon and ask him . 

You can actually call his business and he seems to enjoy talking about his palms . If you do call him ask him how that cold snap in 2018 affected his palms . The Gary's Nursery phone number is 252-637-6858 . 

Will

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Will Simpson
On 12/18/2021 at 4:36 PM, teddytn said:

Gotta get that Sabal palmetto fat boy from Gary771D8E22-6BF5-4902-A0EA-21ED69E295AF.thumb.jpeg.af9be4d3790e18e9651521cc2f43f689.jpeg

I didn't know he had an actual name for those fat ones . I want to get one .I may take a trip down there and get some Birmys and a Fat Boy .

Will

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teddytn
3 hours ago, Will Simpson said:

I didn't know he had an actual name for those fat ones . I want to get one .I may take a trip down there and get some Birmys and a Fat Boy .

Will

Gary said they reliably produce fat ass trunks. He had a bunch of gnarly looking uresanas, looked like 7 gallon plants in 5 gallon pots when I was there in November. And a bunch of big 5 gallon brazorias 

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Will Simpson

Thanks Teddy ,

I'm planning a trip this late winter early spring .

Will

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