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Bottle Palm setting seed in CA


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I don’t remember seeing a bottle palm set seed in California before. This gal is very happy. 

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Matt Bradford

"Manambe Lavaka"

Spring Valley, CA (8.5 miles inland from San Diego Bay)

10B on the hill (635 ft. elevation)

9B in the canyon (520 ft. elevation)

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I think that’s a first on this forum anyway! :greenthumb:

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Parrish, FL

Zone 9B

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Very nice Matty! Been envious of that palm for a long time..

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Bret

 

Coastal canyon area of San Diego

 

"In the shadow of the Cross"

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How long has that Bottle been in the ground? It looks fantastic and is taking on the “Seus” look that we viewed in the older Bottles at Fairchild more than a few years back.

I have no doubt that you play a paramount role in extending the boundaries of Tropical palms that can be grown in Southern California. I would imagine that you have many more specimens of other varieties that are outside normal parameters!

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What you look for is what is looking

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13 hours ago, MattyB said:

I don’t remember seeing a bottle palm set seed in California before. This gal is very happy. 

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Sweet Matty.  Love the ring spacing on that specimen, it shows it's happy with that vigorous growth.  I have a neighbor up the hill from me with a Hyophorbe verschaffeltii that sets seed regularly the last few years, but I can't recall seeing his Hyophorbe lagenicaulis set seed.  Are you sure you didn't take that photo somewhere else and just claim it's in your garden????:floor:

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33.0782 North -117.305 West  at 72 feet elevation

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My 20 + year old sets fruit like crazy.  Not so sure they mature.  Here's a pic from 2019.  Loaded again now.  Will take a pic tomorrow.

 

 

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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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