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...
All of these ones are in London only. I will do a second upload for the other UK ones because there are already too many for London alone.
Starting with the Jubaea's first, these ones are located in Richmond, southeast London...
Street view Jubaea's...
Here is the Jubaea at Chelsea Physic Garden in central London, which I visited over the summer...
Battersea Park Jubaea's in central London...
North London Jubaea with big Washingtonia Filifera...
Some smaller London Jubaea's on street view...
Now onto the London Butia's, of which there are many to document. Here's the one at Chelsea Physic Garden next to that Jubaea I posted before...
This Butia is located in Chumleigh Gardens which is in Burgess Park, south London...
This CIDP is located right next to the Butia above, in Burgess Park, south London. You can see the Butia in the background. It is yet another London CIDP that I haven't even posted before yet. These are not recent images either. This CIDP photo from Chumleigh Gardens is 5 years old now, so it will be much, much bigger, as will the Butia...
11 Monmouth Road, London...
These are in Richmond, southeast London...
Butia Yatay, Richmond
Butia hybrid? Central London...
I can't remember what part of London this Butia is located in? I know I have seen someone post it on here before though, a few years back.
This one is in Wisley Gardens on the outskirts of southeast London...
Strange planting in central London...
Again these ones are just London so far. I've probably missed a bunch. I will upload the Jubaea's and Butia's from the rest of the UK soon, as well as any other London ones that I forgot.
I stumbled across this Phoenix palm recently and noticed it seemed a bit different. For one it was suckering profusely, although I initially thought it was just several small CIDP's planted closely together. However, going back in time on Google street view, I can confirm that it is in fact just the one Phoenix palm, which is clearly suckering.
The first pictures are from 2015, back when it was quite a bit smaller. Even then it appears to be exhibiting a clumping nature, with quite a few suckers being put out. The owner of the house also appears to be Middle Eastern, which may pay homage to the possibility of it being Dactylifera, as opposed to say Theophrasti or Reclinata.
Here it is more recently, showing it really suckering profusely now. It is also noticeably a LOT slower growing than traditional CIDP's are in the London area, which would be more than double that size by now, during the 5-6 years between the first two photos and the last two. The fronds also seem a bit 'off' for CIDP as well, with a bluey/silver hint of colour to them, although it could just be the lighting?
What are your thoughts? Dactylifera? Theophrasti? Hybrid? I suppose it will become more evident in the coming years as it continues to grow bigger. Since I have the location, I can obviously monitor it moving forward. I suspect the jury will be out on it for some time, until it grows bigger. My first thought was CIDP x Dacty hybrid, but I doubt it would sucker to that extent if it was a CIDP hybrid? It's straight up suckering like a Dacty, but I suppose it could still be a hybrid. Very hard to tell at this stage. I suspect other people have spent more time around smaller Dacty specimens than me though, so they may be able to tell, and confirm whether it is or not...? Cheers