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The Incredible Massive and Old Needle Palm at the U.S. National Arboretum in Washington, D.C.


Alex High

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Hello Palm Lovers,

I went back to the U.S. National Arboretum in Washington, D.C. yesterday and visited the incredible needle palm which is 50+ year old and over 10 feet tall in the Asian Garden section. I just wanted to post some pictures of it because it stands tall as a testament to the long-term survival of these and other species in the D.C. area and the Mid-Atlantic as a whole. The Arboretum is a haven for exotic plant lovers and is home to some to an incredible exotic plant collection. Feel free to let me know of any other long-term palms that you grow in the Mid-Atlantic region. Thank you!

PalmsUSA

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The trunk is MASSIVE. 3 1/2 - 4 feet thick:

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There are also some Sabal minor next to the visitor center with seed on them, which I collected some of:

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Monster!

YouTube https://www.youtube.com/@tntropics - 60+ In-ground 7A palms - (Sabal) minor(7 large + 27 seedling size, 3 dwarf),  brazoria(1) , birmingham(4), etonia (1) louisiana(5), palmetto (1), riverside (1),  (Trachycarpus) fortunei(7), wagnerianus(1),  Rhapidophyllum hystrix(7),  18' Mule-Butia x Syagrus(1),  Blue Butia odorata (1) +Tons of tropical plants.  Recent Yearly Lows -6F, -1F, 12F, 11F, 18F, 16F, 3F, 3F, 6F, 3F, 1F, 16F, 17F, 6F, 8F

 

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1 hour ago, Allen said:

Monster!

I know! I had been wanting to see it for a while, and I had seen pictures online, but when I finally paid the palm a visit the size of it still blew me away. Thanks and take care!

PalmsUSA

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I saw that in person I belive I have also seen a windmill palm at the air and space museum. 

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11 hours ago, Manalto said:

Wonderful! Thanks for posting such great photos.

Note, though, that Rhapidophyllum hystrix is not exotic; it's a native.

Yes, that’s true. I meant that there are a lot of exotic plants at the Arboretum. Thanks!

PalmsUSA

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10 hours ago, climate change virginia said:

I saw that in person I belive I have also seen a windmill palm at the air and space museum. 

Awesome! Yes there is a large 10+ foot tall 20 year old windmill as well as some Sabal minor and needle palms in front of the Air and Space Museum. I have made videos of it on my YouTube channel. Thanks and take care!

PalmsUSA

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They are truly gorgeous not-so-little palms. Thanks for the photos.

Meg

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4 hours ago, PalmatierMeg said:

They are truly gorgeous not-so-little palms. Thanks for the photos.

Totally, they can get quite big, as this specimen shows. Thanks and take care!

Alex

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