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2 hours ago, Allen said:

That's one of the most sheltered palm microclimates I have ever seen!  Congrats!

Thanks Allen! If come spring it continues growing without issue I think it'll be in good shape there for awhile

Oh I forgot to mention, I didn't protect it at all for either cold event which gives me even more hope for it being there long term

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9 hours ago, DAVEinMB said:

Oh I forgot to mention, I didn't protect it at all for either cold event which gives me even more hope for it being there long term

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If it looks this good after 19F then it'll definitely be there long term - and so will  that Giant Bird of Paradise next to it.  However,  since they're both suckering species and will only get wider, then they'll quickly grow into each other. Not enough room there for both of them.  

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16 hours ago, Estlander said:

If it looks this good after 19F then it'll definitely be there long term - and so will  that Giant Bird of Paradise next to it.  However,  since they're both suckering species and will only get wider, then they'll quickly grow into each other. Not enough room there for both of them.  

The foliage on the bird of paradise pretty much completely collapsed from the freezing rain but the base feels solid. I really don't want to move either of them, guess I'll just have to keep up with removing new pups

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Here's a pic of the white bird of paradise that is planted in front of the c. cataractum; it's a tad more exposed and was completely covered in ice from the freezing rain

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Hit 70 the past two days, Phoenix sylvestris condition after back to back weeks of hitting 19° along with freezing rain and snow

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Your HC Palmetto will fill in fast and start trunking if you water it in warm weather as much as  3 times a week like I did  . You can water less and probably will but you can't water it enough in warm weather  . I had one fully fill out and flower in its third year in the ground . I fertilized it too . 

Looking good .

Will

 

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12 hours ago, Jesse PNW said:

Dang... how's the spear looking? 

I haven't been up in the crown year to pull on the spear. I'm hopeful I'm just seeing foliage damage but who knows what that freezing rain did to the growth point. 

One of my springtime plans was to have that palm relocated so I could revisit that planter layout. Not sure if that's a good idea after this...

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12 hours ago, Will Simpson said:

Your HC Palmetto will fill in fast and start trunking if you water it in warm weather as much as  3 times a week like I did  . You can water less and probably will but you can't water it enough in warm weather  . I had one fully fill out and flower in its third year in the ground . I fertilized it too . 

Looking good .

Will

 

Thanks Will. I agree, I think this growing season I'll finally get to see a filled in (or mostly filled in) crown on the palmetto. It gets plenty of water during the growing season so no worries there :D

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Here's my washie following the ice event and 19F. I swear my area got hit harder than the rest of Myrtle. Washies along the coast aren't showing near the amount of burn as mine and unbelievably, Evergreen Landscaping's Bizzie has much less foliage burn than this

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On 10/3/2021 at 7:16 PM, DAVEinMB said:

Some really happy Chamaedorea Radicalis that I got from @Laaz last season. They've settled in nicely and are starting to pick up speed. Might need to get a few more from you next year :D Todd

 

 

Dave, how much Sun are you giving these? I’ve got a few but I keep hearing conflicting information on how much Sun to give them here in the SE. 

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On 10/3/2021 at 7:14 PM, DAVEinMB said:

Got a couple Arenga Engleri from @Estlander and this one is really loving its location.

thanks again man :shaka-2:

 

 

How did these fair this winter I’ve got a few Arenga ryukyuensis that I’m going to try.

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On 2/7/2022 at 10:33 PM, DAVEinMB said:

Here's my washie following the ice event and 19F. I swear my area got hit harder than the rest of Myrtle. Washies along the coast aren't showing near the amount of burn as mine and unbelievably, Evergreen Landscaping's Bizzie has much less foliage burn than this

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My washers look like yours, maybe not as bad but almost. We didn’t have any ice. But my mule looks untouched, crazy how that is. I’ve seen some washies in Charlotte on you tube that look better than both of ours. Which is weird lol. 

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7 hours ago, RJ said:

Dave, how much Sun are you giving these? I’ve got a few but I keep hearing conflicting information on how much Sun to give them here in the SE. 

I have some planted in dappled shade and some that see a good bit of sun. They don't seem to burn like microspadix does in sun but they have a bit of a different look. My shade grown ones are a deeper green and have longer petioles. Here are a few pics of the ones that see more sun. The first two pics are of a microspadix clump planted next to one of the sun grown radicalis to give you an idea of the difference in sun burn

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8 hours ago, RJ said:

How did these fair this winter I’ve got a few Arenga ryukyuensis that I’m going to try.

So I planted two and one just hated where it was at and gave up before winter came. Here's a couple pictures of the one that likes its siting and has been trouble free. I put a bucket over it through the freezing rain and whatnot but didn't give it any supplemental heat. I feel like it handled 19F pretty damn well. It's planted under a bunch of canopy amongst chamaedorea radicalis & microspadix 

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Alright people here's some post ice storm updates on my palms, the good, the bad, and the ugly. This isn't going to cover every one but it's a large chunk. 

First, here's a list of what I'm covering and what protection methods I put in place. Pictures will follow. 

Unprotected: 

sabal palmetto

mules (5 in total) 

- c. microspadix and c. radicalis (many clumps) 

c. cataractum 

rhapis excelsa 

Phoenix sylvestris 

- trachies (a bunch, I dunno 8 or so) 

washingtonia filibusta 

yucca cane

monstera deliciosa 

Protected (5 gallon bucket, no heat):

- Uruguay queens 

arenga engleri 

mystery Phoenix

Protected (trash bags, no heat):

- silver queen

- standard queens (3)

Phoenix Roebelenii x Dactylifera 

- Livistona Decora 

- Allagoptera Arenaria 

- Phoenix Canariensis 

- Phoenix Dactylifera 

Protected (trash bags, incandescent lights):

Lytocaryum Hoehnei 

 

All pics taken February 12th

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C. Microspadix and  C. Radicalis 

I got these planted all over the place, they were all covered in ice. The ones pictured below are both planted out front with Northern exposure

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Rhapis excelsa 

I have this one planted in my front breezeway with partial overhead cover. The portion of this clump that is more exposed is tattered and has spear pull in all canes. The other half looks fine. 

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Trachies 

Another one that probably doesn't need to be mentioned but I was taking pictures like it was my job so here ya go

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Washingtonia filibusta 

Planted two small plants this spring, probably 1 gallon. One had spear pull today and the other is holding strong

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Uruguay queens

No drama, although one has been happier than the other since going in the ground

 

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9 minutes ago, DAVEinMB said:

Phoenix sylvestris 

Sadness 

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Looks rough now but you know it'll be fine and look normal in no time.

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standard queens

Pretty surprised at how these all look. First one is going through its second winter in the ground. Other 2 are on their first. I'm pretty sure I left the bags on too long because the foliage looked like it had mold on it, however it could also have been scale. Spears are all solid, the brown you're seeing on the fronds is where I had to break them to get the bags to fit

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Phoenix Canariensis

This one also appeared to have either mold or scale on it after removing the bags. Looks a little rough but spear is solid

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Phoenix Dactylifera

I should have covered this one with a bucket of something similar and not a bag. If I lose it in blaming myself. completely beat to hell and multiple spears pulled. This is back to back years of spear pulls so I don't have much hope for it

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Phoenix reclinata hybrid

Forgot to put this in the list above but it's in the same state as the Dactylifera. also blaming myself if I lose this one, should have used a trash can or large bucket rather than a bag. Not very happy. 

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Lytocaryum Hoehnei

I turned the incandescent Christmas lights on these during the coldest nights. Very surprised they look this good, the foliage is as soft if not softer than the queens

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