Jump to content

Cretan date palm


Laaz
 Share

Recommended Posts

Yeah, they are fine. Some of the older fronds collapsed from the ice build up, but the male has 6 flowers spathes pushing out.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

1 hour ago, Laaz said:

If that's a building, way to close...

It's a privacy fence.  Nothing but water and pavers on the other side ;)  Probably a little close for comfort until it hits 6 feet, but plenty of head room after that.

21 minutes ago, Laaz said:

Yeah, they are fine. Some of the older fronds collapsed from the ice build up, but the male has 6 flowers spathes pushing out.

Good to hear they survived!

Lakeland, FL

USDA Zone (2012): 9b | Sunset Zone: 26 | Record Low: 20F/-6.67C (1985, 1962) | Record Low USDA Zone: 9a | 30-Year Avg. Low: 30F | 30-year Min: 24F

Link to comment
Share on other sites

On 4/15/2017, 12:27:31, Laaz said:

The flowers are starting to open. Looks like male flowers?

 

4qik5e.jpgfazn1v.jpg

34nmsdj.jpg2zhk4gk.jpg

Jeez those spikes on there look nasty. Is it hard to trim with those on there?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

@mthteh1916 All phoenix sp. are hard to trim because of the spines.  I don't do it without glasses on.

  • Upvote 1

Lakeland, FL

USDA Zone (2012): 9b | Sunset Zone: 26 | Record Low: 20F/-6.67C (1985, 1962) | Record Low USDA Zone: 9a | 30-Year Avg. Low: 30F | 30-year Min: 24F

Link to comment
Share on other sites

On 4/15/2018, 5:58:49, kinzyjr said:

Start lobbying for a ~10,000 foot wall on the Canadian border ;)  It would save me from having to cover anything at all here.

Good idea. It would serve both as a secure border and keep the country warmer in winter. Worth it, imo. So, build away, i say! :D

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 2 years later...

do date suckers always be the same gender of the parent

"The good thing about science is that it's true whether or not you believe in it."
~ Neil deGrasse Tyson

Link to comment
Share on other sites

26 minutes ago, climate change virginia said:

do date suckers always be the same gender of the parent

Yes, and this is true for other clustering dioecious palms such as Chamaedorea and Chamaerops.

  • Like 1
  • Upvote 1

Jon Sunder

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

 Share

×
×
  • Create New...