Jcalvin Posted July 18, 2021 Report Share Posted July 18, 2021 Living in the very extreme part of SE Georgia, Windmill Palms really aren’t a “go to” palm for the area. Most of them, unless grown in the shade, look pretty bad, IMO. And even then, Windmills don’t do well with the nematodes that are in the Sandy loam here. Anyways, about 4 years ago I saw a pair on Facebook Market Place that an old guy in Hoboken just wanted to get rid of. They were grown under a huge live oak, and they actually looked really healthy. Both of them had a 4.5’-5’ trunk, but they were full of fans about 4’ long. So, I dug up as much root as possible in the middle of the July heat, loaded them up, and planted them in two different shady spots in the yard (I’ve transplanted quite a few palms). Unfortunately, one of them didn’t make it through the summer, and the other one lost all its fans except for the same two that haven’t grown for the last 4 years. I initially treated the spear with copper fungicide for a few months to no avail. Instead of digging it up, I just kind of forgot about it until yesterday when I noticed that it looked different. Today, after years of ignoring it, I walked by and noticed that it was indeed pushing a spear. Probably a over-excited, but I am really looking forward to seeing how it looks a year from now. Admittedly, I have a thing for buying and working with distressed plants (to a fault). 5 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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