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Free Hurricane


Mangosteen

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3 hours ago, Mangosteen said:

Free Hurricane growing in sandy loam, easy dig for you. Trabuco Canyon, CA.

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Oh god I thought you said free hurricane literally!

Nothing to say here. 

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Oh god I though you were giving away a free hurricane at first lol:floor:

Nothing to say here. 

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1 hour ago, Butch said:

Thanks Joe... You saved my back.:rolleyes:... Enjoy that beautiful palm....

 

Butch

You welcome?  I don't know if I got it or not yet.  Haven't heard.   That's the largest Dictyosperma album var. conjugatum I've seen in California.  Gotta save it.

Huntington Beach, CA

USDA Zone 10a/10b

Sunset Zone 24

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Joe, but for the distance and the virus, I would help you to salvage this palm.  :greenthumb:

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San Francisco, California

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49 minutes ago, Darold Petty said:

Joe, but for the distance and the virus, I would help you to salvage this palm.  :greenthumb:

Thanks, Darold.  I know you will be with me in spirit!  Trabuco Canyon is close to me, so the climate should be very similar.  I just don't know with this climate.  Night time temps have been in the mid 40's for me.  My thought would be to put it right in the ground where it will be warmer than a pot.  

Huntington Beach, CA

USDA Zone 10a/10b

Sunset Zone 24

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Yes, I would put it into the ground directly, better for the palm and less work for you.  (I can't really deal with pots larger than 15 gallon now. )   :(

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San Francisco, California

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Good news!  It's mine to dig.  Bad news...need to dig it out by end of January.

Huntington Beach, CA

USDA Zone 10a/10b

Sunset Zone 24

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45 minutes ago, joe_OC said:

Good news!  It's mine to dig.  Bad news...need to dig it out by end of January.

Start trenching

Beautiful palm is worth it.

Meg

Palms of Victory I shall wear

Cape Coral (It's Just Paradise)
Florida
Zone 10A on the Isabelle Canal
Elevation: 15 feet

I'd like to be under the sea in an octopus' garden in the shade.

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37 minutes ago, PalmatierMeg said:

Start trenching

Beautiful palm is worth it.

Hi Meg,

 

Would trenching help in the middle of winter?  My concern is exposing the roots to the cold.  They are not well insulated underground.

 

Huntington Beach, CA

USDA Zone 10a/10b

Sunset Zone 24

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6 hours ago, joe_OC said:

Hi Meg,

 

Would trenching help in the middle of winter?  My concern is exposing the roots to the cold.  They are not well insulated underground.

 

The secret:

Root Prune?trench to cut the roots... THEN backfill with mulch to keep that area loose AND warm..  ^_^ Good Luck!

 

Zone 10a at best after 2007 AND 2013, on SW facing hill, 1 1/2 miles from coast in Oceanside, CA. 30-98 degrees, and 45-80deg. about 95% of the time.

"The great workman of nature is time."   ,  "Genius is nothing but a great aptitude for patience."

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I do some experiments and learning in my garden with palms so you don't have to experience the pain! Look at my old threads to find various observations and tips!

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38 minutes ago, BS Man about Palms said:

The secret:

Root Prune?trench to cut the roots... THEN backfill with mulch to keep that area loose AND warm..  ^_^ Good Luck!

 

From my research, I would need 6 weeks to get the benefits of root pruning.  I realistically have 2.  

Huntington Beach, CA

USDA Zone 10a/10b

Sunset Zone 24

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  • 4 weeks later...

Well...the D.  album var. conjugatum was transplanted today.  Unfortunately, it was not good dig.  The root ball completely came apart.  I give it a 30% chance of surviving.  I'll start a new post to track.

 

 

 

 

Huntington Beach, CA

USDA Zone 10a/10b

Sunset Zone 24

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Good score Joe that is a great looking palm. You could try cauterizing the roots with a blowtorch I did that with a purple King I transplanted same deal not much roots . two years later and it's made it so far. I also drenched it with some Cleary's and subdue fungicide 

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Amend your clay soil with sand and gypsum. Never throw store bought, bagged "planter mix", "compost", etc. into your planting hole. These are made up primarily of ground up trees (forest products is the first ingredient listed). Plant roots need oxygen and grow in minerals ( clay, sand and silt)., not ground up trees. The soil organisms that are processing these bagged "forest products" need oxygen and steal it away from your palm roots. Also you'll need a "real" roto tiller to amend the sand and gypsum into your soil, like this one.

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7 hours ago, akamu said:

Good score Joe that is a great looking palm. You could try cauterizing the roots with a blowtorch I did that with a purple King I transplanted same deal not much roots . two years later and it's made it so far. I also drenched it with some Cleary's and subdue fungicide 

Thanks, Chris.  That’s what I did.  I made a transplant cocktail with:  azomite/Superthrive/Cleary’s

Huntington Beach, CA

USDA Zone 10a/10b

Sunset Zone 24

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It would be cool if you planted that Bluebell one next to or near to it.

See the differences in the two forms.

 

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5 hours ago, TomJ said:

It would be cool if you planted that Bluebell one next to or near to it.

See the differences in the two forms.

 

That’s the plan now.  Gotta keep it alive first!

Huntington Beach, CA

USDA Zone 10a/10b

Sunset Zone 24

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