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On 9/21/2023 at 12:11 AM, dalmatiansoap said:

I did try but didn't work. 

Most likely it's a hybrid and your need to be pollinated by another variety. 

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Not my photos, but the twin Robusta’s near Kew Gardens in southwest London shook off any winter damage like it was nothing after the coldest winter in 12-13 years, since 2010. Somebody posted this on Facebook today. Hard to believe that the biggest London Robusta is more than twice the size of these, but hidden way in a sheltered back yard.

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I took some photos down near Portsmouth however…

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Butia Odorata’s

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Brahea Armata’s

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Washingtonia

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Yucca Elephantipes

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Dry-summer Oceanic climate (9a)

Average annual precipitation - 18.7 inches : Average annual sunshine hours - 1725

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I had a yellow leaf that on closer inspection was about to come off.  The next leaf above it I had trimmed off about a week ago because it was completely dried out.  So suddenly both crownshafts came off this morning exposing the flowerstalk of this Rhopalostylis baueri var. Cheesemannii.  If I have the id wrong and these faster growing, without the swollen petioles are a different variety of Rhopalostylis, don't hesitate to correct me.  So I got the first really visible rings above the soil line and the first inflorescence on this one at the same time.  Definitely eye catching.

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4 hours ago, Tracy said:

I had a yellow leaf that on closer inspection was about to come off.  The next leaf above it I had trimmed off about a week ago because it was completely dried out.  So suddenly both crownshafts came off this morning exposing the flowerstalk of this Rhopalostylis baueri var. Cheesemannii.  If I have the id wrong and these faster growing, without the swollen petioles are a different variety of Rhopalostylis, don't hesitate to correct me.  So I got the first really visible rings above the soil line and the first inflorescence on this one at the same time.  Definitely eye catching.

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Looking good Tracy. It does look like Cheesmanii to me. Yours looks to be stretched a bit in the trunk and not as fat as compared to mine which gets a bunch of sun. If I recall yours only gets South Sun and is protected by the fence and garage most of the day. First sign of ringed trunk is always great. 
 

PS: you should plant out that Maryte Balansae. Both mine were kinda slugs until I put them in the ground. They really took off almost immediately!! I was shocked. 

-dale 

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3 hours ago, Billeb said:

you should plant out that Meryte Balansae

I have 3 of them from Matt and haven't decided where to plant any of them yet.  Tough decisions, but glad to hear that yours have taken off since going into the ground.  I really should get at least one into the ground before things start getting cold.

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I have _no idea_ what kind of tree this is, but it's growing horizontally along the ground. Would be cool to throw some cold hardy bromeliads on it (is there such a thing?) Any idea on what it is?

 

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Took an early morning walk today and BOING look what I found.  My Chambeyronia macrocarpa var. 'hookeri'- w/a new red frond

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Steve

Born in the Bronx

Raised in Brooklyn

Matured In Wai`anae

I can't be held responsible for anything I say or do....LOL

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20 hours ago, Hilo Jason said:

Dypsis / Chrysalidocarpus mystery glowing yellow coloring (with ripening seed!)

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Oh my God that is beautiful.

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We are hopefully creeping out of a very dry spell where I lost 4 young palms-all were apparently cursed by Peachy who said she hated them so they all then died, but today I noticed how well this C laceolata held up, this bloke is right about 3 years here.

 

Peachy please don’t hate this species too…

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Jason,

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"not fair" 😛 but really cool! 👍

Thank you for posting!

 

best regards from Okinawa -

Lars

 

 

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On 11/14/2023 at 8:13 AM, Brad52 said:

We are hopefully creeping out of a very dry spell where I lost 4 young palms-all were apparently cursed by Peachy who said she hated them so they all then died, but today I noticed how well this C laceolata held up, this bloke is right about 3 years here.

 

Peachy please don’t hate this species too…

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This past October was one of the driest months I've experienced in 6+ years of living here on the Big Island so far.  I lost a couple of palms as well.  Nice to have the rain back now 

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On 11/9/2023 at 2:25 PM, Hilo Jason said:

Ravenea Sambiranensis showing off some bright white coloring 

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Just beautiful Jason. Glad to hear you’re getting some rain again. Hopefully the damage in my garden won’t be too severe when I get back home again. 

Tim

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Hilo, Hawaii

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Good old Caryota mitis

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Gold Coast, Queensland Latitude 28S. Mild, Humid Subtropical climate. Rainfall - not consistent enough!

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I know variegated palms aren't everyone's cup of tea but they are definitely mine. Found this one in South Alabama

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Not a palm, but it did catch my eye.  I thought this was a male coning for the first time, but noticed it is clearly a batch of female Encephalartos ituriensis cones.  I expected larger cones similar to Encephalartos laurentianus or whitlockii.  I thought they would start expanding showing pollen between the scales, but the first is cracking open and loosening up.  A shocker for me.

 

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Palms on the background but what really caught my eye were the newly opened buds on this Laelia gouldiana "Greta Garbo".   More buds on this specimen should open between now and Thanksgiving. 

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On 11/16/2023 at 3:09 PM, Tracy said:

Not a palm, but it did catch my eye.  I thought this was a male coning for the first time, but noticed it is clearly a batch of female Encephalartos ituriensis cones.  I expected larger cones similar to Encephalartos laurentianus or whitlockii.  I thought they would start expanding showing pollen between the scales, but the first is cracking open and loosening up.  A shocker for me.

 

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Oops wait a couple of days...and realize I was right originally with the male diagnosis.  I feel a bit dumb.

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BxMonty showing some striking color for a cold hardy palm ! Pics don't really do it just either. 

T J 

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6 hours ago, DAVEinMB said:

Just a washy doing what it can in myrtle

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Amazing growth! I’m debating whether or not to experiment with a Washy as well…. I’m in Wilmington NC. From your experience, which palm tolerates the cold/wet best, Washy, CIDP or a Silver date palm? Thanks 

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10 hours ago, JohnT said:

Amazing growth! I’m debating whether or not to experiment with a Washy as well…. I’m in Wilmington NC. From your experience, which palm tolerates the cold/wet best, Washy, CIDP or a Silver date palm? Thanks 

Thanks man 🤙

I've been really surprised with the cold/wet tolerance of both my washy and silver date. I lost a canary last winter but it was also much smaller than either of the other 2. I've seen a good bit of all 3 around town that surprisingly have shrugged off bad winters that get thrown at us tho. If I was going to place my bets on any of them tho I would say washy

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1 hour ago, DAVEinMB said:

Thanks man 🤙

I've been really surprised with the cold/wet tolerance of both my washy and silver date. I lost a canary last winter but it was also much smaller than either of the other 2. I've seen a good bit of all 3 around town that surprisingly have shrugged off bad winters that get thrown at us tho. If I was going to place my bets on any of them tho I would say washy

No problem! You have an amazing variety of palm trees in your yard! Thanks for the feedback on the Washy. Now, which variety of Washy to get? lol. Stick with Robusta or where can I find a true hybrid between the California and Mexican Washy? 

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