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10 minutes ago, RJ said:

Perhaps I’m not well versed on my Phoenix ssp…:unsure:

I'm slowly learning but my id could be wrong as well. Hell I still have no idea what my biggest Phoenix is lol

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4 hours ago, RJ said:

This is in Chapin. I have seen a few dactyliferas around as well. I would try one but it’s hard to get the real deal. I planted a mule at my folks place, about 200 yards from this palm. I believe these to be P. Dactyliferas

 


 

 

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Woow, this is literally the first I've seen of any Phoenix's in the Cola area trunking like this. I wonder if they transplanted them like this or they grew into the height they are now?

 

It makes sense they do well there. I can see Lake Murray off in the background and if the house is blocking NW winds then they're good to go.  This gives me hope of planting a phoenix somewhere in my parents yard when I come back to visit this spring. Perhaps I'll try to find some kind of hybrid...

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1 hour ago, smithgn said:

Woow, this is literally the first I've seen of any Phoenix's in the Cola area trunking like this. I wonder if they transplanted them like this or they grew into the height they are now?

 

It makes sense they do well there. I can see Lake Murray off in the background and if the house is blocking NW winds then they're good to go.  This gives me hope of planting a phoenix somewhere in my parents yard when I come back to visit this spring. Perhaps I'll try to find some kind of hybrid...

There are other but google strrets doesn’t go down the roads. If I get a chance I’ll swing by and take some stealth pics 

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2 hours ago, RJ said:

There are other but google strrets doesn’t go down the roads. If I get a chance I’ll swing by and take some stealth pics 

That’d be awesome. If not, I’ll do some drivebys in Chapin and see what they have going on near the lake there. 
 

 

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On 2/11/2022 at 11:36 AM, DAVEinMB said:

Probably the tallest sabal in Myrtle

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Looks like Tampa, there are a few palmettos that size in Augusta but most are in the 20-30 foot range or shorter.

Savannah has lots of palmettos that size, many throughout it's downtown area.

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Was absolutely gorgeous today so thought I'd share some pics from one section of ocean blvd. 

First is a pretty tall washy showing some burn from the recent cold, looks like robusta 

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14 hours ago, DAVEinMB said:

Next is a really pretty butia 

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Sucks it got planted under the power lines, looks like it’s trying to grow out from under them on its own lol

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14 hours ago, DAVEinMB said:

And lastly is some hotel landscaping including butia, sabal, chamaerops, sago and cordyline

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Everything looks great after the bad weather you got there! 

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40 minutes ago, teddytn said:

Sucks it got planted under the power lines, looks like it’s trying to grow out from under them on its own lol

Yea I was thinking the same thing, with any luck it'll continue to curve around them. Would hate to see it removed...

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1 hour ago, teddytn said:

Everything looks great after the bad weather you got there! 

It's actually pretty surprising all in all. Even Sylvesters near the coast look surprisingly good

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On 2/24/2022 at 6:43 PM, DAVEinMB said:

Was absolutely gorgeous today so thought I'd share some pics from one section of ocean blvd. 

First is a pretty tall washy showing some burn from the recent cold, looks like robusta 

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That is a cool pic knowing you are in Myrtle. Seems like it would be somewhere in California.

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18 minutes ago, General Sylvester D. Palm said:

That is a cool pic knowing you are in Myrtle. Seems like it would be somewhere in California.

Yea every so often I'll stumble upon a washy that surprises me. Here's where I took the pics if you want to check them out

Yellow circle - washy

Red circle - pindo

And the rest is of the landscaping in front of the island Vista resort

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On 2/12/2022 at 8:28 PM, Emman said:

Looks like Tampa, there are a few palmettos that size in Augusta but most are in the 20-30 foot range or shorter.

Savannah has lots of palmettos that size, many throughout it's downtown area.

Theres a few ive seen in streetview that size around Myrtle, often with shrunken crownshafts due to hurricane cuts.....

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On 2/24/2022 at 6:43 PM, DAVEinMB said:

Was absolutely gorgeous today so thought I'd share some pics from one section of ocean blvd. 

First is a pretty tall washy showing some burn from the recent cold, looks like robusta 

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Damn! Must have been planted in the early 90's.  Would have guessed pre 89, but its Myrtle,  certainly not planted as a seedling,

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1 hour ago, Mr.SamuraiSword said:

Damn! Must have been planted in the early 90's.  Would have guessed pre 89, but its Myrtle,  certainly not planted as a seedling,

That was my same reaction when I spotted that thing lol. If it wasn't taller than that house/complex/ whatever haha it wouldn't be visible from the road. Yea it's hard to say but that would seem about right. It's definitely seen its fair share of nasty weather, both cold and tropical storms

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16 minutes ago, RJ said:

Anyone know what variety cordyline that is?

When I posted pics in the tropical plant section it was pretty much a unanimous agreement on australis

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On 10/9/2021 at 2:40 PM, DAVEinMB said:

Probably the biggest pindo I've seen in person, treasure island mini golf at 48th N and kings 

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Did you happen to see if there were any babies? I would love to get some from that palm. Obviously that is an extremely hardy palm because it has been there for so long. I've heard that the genetics of the babies can be used to cold weather if the mother plant went through cold weather. I mean yeah, normal Pindos do just fine here but it would be cool to get a "Super Pindo".

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2 hours ago, General Sylvester D. Palm said:

Did you happen to see if there were any babies? I would love to get some from that palm. Obviously that is an extremely hardy palm because it has been there for so long. I've heard that the genetics of the babies can be used to cold weather if the mother plant went through cold weather. I mean yeah, normal Pindos do just fine here but it would be cool to get a "Super Pindo".

I'm sure there were some but I didn't notice. But honestly Pindos are basically bulletproof here; I wouldn't waste the time waiting for a seedling to become anything of size, especially because of how slow they grow. You are correct about the hardiness of volunteers though, they tend to be tougher than the parent. 

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1 hour ago, DAVEinMB said:

I'm sure there were some but I didn't notice. But honestly Pindos are basically bulletproof here; I wouldn't waste the time waiting for a seedling to become anything of size, especially because of how slow they grow. You are correct about the hardiness of volunteers though, they tend to be tougher than the parent. 

Yeah, mainly I want to get one because I have a friend in the upper part of Horry County (8a) and he wants some Pindos. He actually got some snow in the past cold snap. Yes, Pindos are really hardy, but just to be safe, I would like to try to get one from an old Pindo that I know has some cold winters under it's belt.

On 9/23/2019 at 8:41 AM, DAVEinMB said:

Same parking lot. 

 

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Today I went and got some seeds and dug up some seedlings from these 2 old Washies. These obviously have gone through some stuff in the past, hopefully my seeds will germinate and my seedlings survive. I did the water test on my seeds and they are apparently viable. Hopefully the babies will end up a bit hardier than the parent. I also plan to give some of these to my friend in 8a. Think they'll survive?

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@General Sylvester D. Palm Pindos are a safe bet in all of Horry County, I worked in Dillon for many years which is a solid 8a and there are plenty of healthy, fruiting Pindos up that way and up into NC.

Those washies are filibusta so they definitely have a good shot in 8a. Those things have been to their own devices in that parking lot for a long time just trucking along. I say give it a go

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2 minutes ago, DAVEinMB said:

@General Sylvester D. Palm Pindos are a safe bet in all of Horry County, I worked in Dillon for many years which is a solid 8a and there are plenty of healthy, fruiting Pindos up that way and up into NC.

Those washies are filibusta so they definitely have a good shot in 8a. Those things have been to their own devices in that parking lot for a long time just trucking along. I say give it a go

Oh awesome! I thought it was just Robusta. Currently I've got one small Robusta in the ground (I know it is a Robusta cause I asked on here and people confirmed it, otherwise I suck at guessing them). I don't have any kind of hybrid palm in my collection so this should be fun. Maybe I'll even try to plant some in the upstate and come and check on them every once in a while. My friend will be happy to know about these Filibustas.

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11 hours ago, DAVEinMB said:

And the large mutiny bay canary

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What are the odds of that! I literally just went there a few days ago to take some pictures of that palm. I forgot to post them, but here they are. This is definitely the largest Canary Island in Myrtle Beach. That thing has such a good microclimate working for it. There is a good chance that it has a 9a microclimate.

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Some Dactylifera looking unfazed from this past winter

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On 4/20/2022 at 3:42 PM, DAVEinMB said:

Some Dactylifera looking unfazed from this past winter

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I've always wondered what those are. At first I assumed that they were P. sylvestris, but they are definitely not. They took the cold like it was nothing.

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