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Despite the fact that there are probably 1,000,000 W filifera within an hour radius of my house, I still love these palms and can’t get enough.  I’m not even sure how many I have in my yard at present.

Last year, a buddy of mine was removing some from his property - they didn’t like his soil, which was too sandy and located on a hill.  They burned badly in the summer and never really got more than a few fronds at a time.  He ripped them out of the ground with a chip truck, then I planted them in my yard.  They looked like death for the first six months or so, but have since taken off and now they look fantastic.

Well… we repeated this process last night again:

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I planted it right next to one of the ones we ripped out and replanted next year - now reunited in my yard:

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I am sure by June, it will look phenomenal!

 

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Chester B

That’s so awesome. Great score. 

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10 hours ago, Chester B said:

That’s so awesome. Great score. 

Nearly all of my washingtonias came this way or something similarly low-budget.

If you live in AZ, and you pay any significant money for your filifera (unless you just want to plant giant ones without waiting) then you wasted your money!  These things are everywhere.  Most I’ve paid was $7 a piece for 5G ones.

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ChrisA

Filifera in the desert cannot be beat, in my opinion.  Nowhere do they look better. I've got a few in my Texas yard, but the consistent high humidity gives them a different hue and growth than they get in a hot and dry climate. In San Antonio, the filibusta's look their best. They are fine with the humidity and grow quickly.

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