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Buying a royal palm today, this deal is unbeatable if you’re in the area

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sonoranfans

Looks like they aren't dug yet.  You want a warranty I think.  I haven't shopped for a big royal in a while.  Planting it you will need a bobcat and several helpers.  I paid $90 each delivered for mine that size in 2011.  They were rootbound in 36" plastic boxes 4' trunk.  They were field grown then boxed up for a while.  Planting cost including bobcat was $60 each, a killer deal at $150 each delivered and planted.  Those palms are going to be very heavy(500-800lbs?), cash and carry seems like it will be tough.  All things considered large royals like that @200 is a similar price to what box stores charge for a palm that isn't even trunking.

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Johnny Palmseed

@Gottagrowemall Be cautious about buying things like this unless you need the immediate impact of large palms. You will spend more money than necessary and will only be a few years ahead. Especially with royals. They grow pretty quickly once established. And like @sonoranfans said, a warranty would be a good idea. Field grown palms that aren’t root pruned properly will be susceptible to stunted growth and don’t always make it. I bought a similar sized royal that was in a large container to match my existing royal and it never caught up. It was root bound and difficult to plant due to the size and weight.

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4 hours ago, sonoranfans said:

Looks like they aren't dug yet.  You want a warranty I think.  I haven't shopped for a big royal in a while.  Planting it you will need a bobcat and several helpers.  I paid $90 each delivered for mine that size in 2011.  They were rootbound in 36" plastic boxes 4' trunk.  They were field grown then boxed up for a while.  Planting cost including bobcat was $60 each, a killer deal at $150 each delivered and planted.  Those palms are going to be very heavy(500-800lbs?), cash and carry seems like it will be tough.  All things considered large royals like that @200 is a similar price to what box stores charge for a palm that isn't even trunking.

I watched them dig the top half out then they used the bobcat to slide the bottom half out. It has some beautiful roots that were not severed all around. They left a massive rootball on it. I had a few men on my block help me roll it off my truck. I’m assuming he got them from south Florida and planted them in the ground for a short period of time. Crossing my fingers 

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