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I'm working in Savannah now.  Palmettoes are so common they seem boring here.  Very weedy.  But go a few hours north, and palmettoes seem like a luxury.  Anyway, here are a few pics:

Dioon, probably not edule.  The leaflets are several inches long.  

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Camellia giganticarpa

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Castanopsis fissa with big leaves

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grevillea robusta

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Row of nice mules

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livistona, probably australis

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weepy butia

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strelizia

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Araucaria angustifolia

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ceratozamia linearis

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Monkey puzzle and big coontie

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Cycas taitungensis

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Livistona saribus and nitida

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Trachycarpus latisectus

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Neighborhood queen

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Baby acrocomia totai to replace the tall one that is about dead now

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Totai 3 months ago

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Some Banksia

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Camellia crapnelliana

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Totai now

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woodwardia oreintalis.jpg

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Actually, the cycad next to the monkey puzzle looks more like a cycas.  Maybe I'll take a picture of a giant zamia pumila with leaflets as big as integrifolia.  Considering the hardiness of integrifolia, there's no way it would survive to that size in Savannah.

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@VA Jeff Thanks for sharing.  I always liked stopping in Savannah when I drove up and down the east coast.

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Lakeland, FL

USDA Zone (2012): 9b | Sunset Zone: 26 | Record Low: 20F/-6.67C (1985, 1962) | Record Low USDA Zone: 9a | 30-Year Avg. Low: 30F | 30-year Min: 24F

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Aloe maculata

Coonties that look like zamia furfuracea, but with some differences.  Huge leaflets

I forget which species of camellia

Casuarina.  Looks too much like pine for me.

Costus brbatus in a big ginger garden area

Curcuma scarlet fever

Eriobotrya deflexa

Hydrangea quercifolia.  Looks nicer than ones I've seen before.  Possibly zone 6 hardy

Jacaranda mimosifolia

Philodendron selloum grows like a bush and doesn't seem to dieback in winter

Some other plants too

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tibouchina clavata.jpg

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Nice photos.  I have seed from mama Totai planted all around my garden.  I collected them in October 2020 but none have sprouted.  It can take up to 3 years so I'm hopeful a few will surprise me.

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Tampa, Interbay Peninsula, Florida, USA

subtropical USDA Zone 10A

Bokeelia, Pine Island, Florida, USA

subtropical USDA Zone 10B

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Wonderful photos!  There has been some talk of having a joint society meeting in Savannah with CFPACS, FCPCS, and SEPS in attendance.  Looking forward to it if it comes to fruition.

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Lakeland, FL

USDA Zone (2012): 9b | Sunset Zone: 26 | Record Low: 20F/-6.67C (1985, 1962) | Record Low USDA Zone: 9a | 30-Year Avg. Low: 30F | 30-year Min: 24F

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On 8/15/2022 at 9:42 AM, SubTropicRay said:

Nice photos.  I have seed from mama Totai planted all around my garden.  I collected them in October 2020 but none have sprouted.  It can take up to 3 years so I'm hopeful a few will surprise me.

Have any totai sprouted yet?  I've seen some totai with bigger crowns.  Too bad I think the one in Savannah bit the dust.  It is an intriguing palm for having some cold hardiness.

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On 6/4/2022 at 7:08 PM, VA Jeff said:

I'm working in Savannah now.  Palmettoes are so common they seem boring here.  Very weedy.  But go a few hours north, and palmettoes seem like a luxury.  Anyway, here are a few pics:

Dioon, probably not edule.  The leaflets are several inches long.  

20220525_191010.jpg

 

Camellia giganticarpa

camellia giganticarpa.jpg

 

Castanopsis fissa with big leaves

castanopsis fissa.jpg

 

grevillea robusta

grevillea robusta.jpg

There are a quite a few Sabal Palmettos in the Augusta area.  They've done some nice plantings there in certain areas.  Savannah is a great place for them though.  I can see why planters have moved on to other species.  Some are even planting Queens in courtyard areas, etc.  Florida is not a terribly long drive away to bring up some specimens.  I'm even closer here in the Brunswick area.

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I saw a lot of Florida type palms around St. Simons Island, even moreso than Savannah.  I almost accepted an interview in Brunswick a year ago after I already accepted another offer.  I regret that decision now.  If you want to see some very nice plantings, go visit the campus of Georgia Southern / old Armstrong College in Savannah.  If you put all the exotic plantings in one spot, it would make a decent botanical garden.

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