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Anyone growing this in a dry 9A?

Thought maybe @Tom in Tucson said he was.

Any experience anyone can share with me?

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Tom in Tucson

I have no sage advice. Is there anything you think I can help you with? The advice from growers in Florida, Hawaii and Texas should suffice. This site is the best there is in finding cultivation details for almost all palms. I have two in the ground that are 7 years old, and several seedlings in pots that are 2.

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OC2Texaspalmlvr
12 hours ago, Tom in Tucson said:

I have two in the ground that are 7 years old, and several seedlings in pots that are 2.

I think that's exactly what he was looking for. I'm sure everyone would like to see pics of the 2 in the ground even if there small =) 

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ahosey01
24 minutes ago, OC2Texaspalmlvr said:

I think that's exactly what he was looking for. I'm sure everyone would like to see pics of the 2 in the ground even if there small =) 

T J 

Yes sir!  Would like to see what they look like.

Also curious how they handle desert sun and if they get tattered in the winter from 9A temps.

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96720

Mine in Phoenix is not in full sun this is the biggest one I have 3 in the ground in different amounts of sun I love this palm the fronds are amazing I hope they will grow in more sun we will see.

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sonoranfans
On 1/15/2022 at 3:52 PM, ahosey01 said:

Anyone growing this in a dry 9A?

Thought maybe @Tom in Tucson said he was.

Any experience anyone can share with me?

Arizona is not like other place on this board, extreme hot/dry plus full sun is a bigger stress than just full sun.  Most palms done want full all day sun, especially late day sun in summer.  When I grew palms there, just a few could take it.  Phoenix, bismarckia, brahea armata, wahingtonia sp all are pretty good.  I expect that alfredii will be in the next tier down where you prevent western sun in the summe and get a happier looking plant.  At some point the leaflets lose more water through transpiration than the roots can take up, so the palm will shrink the crown.  If you want a lot of leaves on that palm, I get some shade to the west and plant other palms close by in groups, thus they share what would be excess water and shade each others root areas a bit.

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aztropic

9b north side planting,Mesa,Arizona. This species does fine in this area with zero problems. Much slower growing than in Florida or Cali,but definitely on a list of recommended palms for our area.

 

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Tom in Tucson

Here is B. alfredii in nearly full sun:

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Here is one in nearly full shade:

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Bonus shot: a half shaded Jubaeopsis caffra 

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Bill G

Wow that b alfredii looks like it’s about 12” from the house. That’s pretty close.  Might want to move it while it’s small. I planted this one about 5 yrs ago (FL) from a 25G pot. I’d say it’s approaching 20’ tall and the base is probably 18” dia.  It’s getting BIG. Not nearly as hot here as AZ though.

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aztropic
1 hour ago, Bill G said:

Wow that b alfredii looks like it’s about 12” from the house. That’s pretty close.

That one probably IS less than 2 ft away from the house,but certain species like Becariophoenix and Parajubaea grow much much MUCH slower for us, than they do in FL or CA. After 15 years from seed,most of mine are barely 15 gallon size,and they've already been in the ground 10 years.:lol2:

I do have a couple of each in the ground, and if anything ever does get out of hand,I've also got a chainsaw; and I'm not afraid to use it.:shaka-2:

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