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This palm was tucked back into the corner of my yard behind my large S. causiarum and never got the glory it should have received. It is a really cold hardy and pretty palm. I wish I had several more planted but just didn't realize how nice they are until owning this one. Anyway here is a closeup of the trunk.,  its got a redish color and the fronds self clean nicely.

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David Simms zone 9a on Highway 30a

200 steps from the Gulf in NW Florida

30 ft. elevation and sandy soil

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A closer view.

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David Simms zone 9a on Highway 30a

200 steps from the Gulf in NW Florida

30 ft. elevation and sandy soil

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David that certainly is a nice looking trunk. Did you buy it already large or did you plant it out small? Just curious on the growth rate you have seen. 

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I bought these in 2013 as large palms from Fishbranch. When I built my house caculated my Landscape into my mortgage. Several Palmtalk people were involved in the installation....it was exciting times for me. You can see the sizes and installation on this thread....

http://www.palmtalk.org/forum/index.php?/topic/34415-alicehunter2000s-beach-party-by-ken-johnson/#comment-544928

David Simms zone 9a on Highway 30a

200 steps from the Gulf in NW Florida

30 ft. elevation and sandy soil

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Fishbranch has a few nice palms. I talked to them a few months ago. As soon as they found out I was in SC they didn't want to talk much. :unsure:

They're is  one at the local Zoo. or it could be a L. Decora. Can't recall now. 

 

 

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Their plants are top notch. They have huge S. causiarum for sale ....not really found any other place that I know of.

David Simms zone 9a on Highway 30a

200 steps from the Gulf in NW Florida

30 ft. elevation and sandy soil

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Yes I saw that.  S. causiarum was actually what I wanted to purchase from therm. Regenerated ones IIRC ~200/ftct. I'm building this summer so it takes about 6 months for them to prep them. Looks like I'm going to have to settle for some 15g ones when I head down to FL in a couple weeks. 

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