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Trachy Growth in Maine


Brandon James

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Trachy growth is the average of about a foot each year here. Planted in full sun and covered during winter months to avoid access moisture. Last winter we had lows of 0-5 degrees on a few occasions. 
 

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above was last October

 

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the present hight compared to the window shutter. Measured 11 inches.

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Good looking palm.   What zone are you in?

YouTube https://www.youtube.com/@tntropics - 60+ In-ground 7A palms - (Sabal) minor(7 large + 27 seedling size, 3 dwarf),  brazoria(1) , birmingham(4), etonia (1) louisiana(5), palmetto (1), riverside (1),  (Trachycarpus) fortunei(7), wagnerianus(1),  Rhapidophyllum hystrix(7),  18' Mule-Butia x Syagrus(1),  Blue Butia odorata (1) +Tons of tropical plants.  Recent Yearly Lows -6F, -1F, 12F, 11F, 18F, 16F, 3F, 3F, 6F, 3F, 1F, 16F, 17F, 6F, 8F

 

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2 minutes ago, Allen said:

Good looking palm.   What zone are you in?

We’re in zone 6 on the coast. We usually stay 6b most winters but some winters we can be more zone 6a. The side of the house foundation has made a good micro climate that usually stays zone 7 with wind protection and a roof to keep the plant more dry.

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57 minutes ago, Alex Zone 5 said:

Good looking palm, being close to a house does make quite a difference. 🌴

Thank you, I have some sabals that survived the last winter along the foundation as well, 

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Taken in February 

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taken mid september

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im curious how the fronds will fare this winter after going thru one winter

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Right on, I’ve got a camp in western Maine , my dad built it 50:years ago. Definitely not zone 6 there though, more like 5a/4b . We try to get up there a couple weeks during the summer . Don’t miss the snow at all, so don’t head there often in the winter anymore. 
 

Great work though, palms looking great. Cant be very much of Maine in z6 must be right on the coast which would limit summer heat as well, I’ve swam in Casco bay, that water never gets warm, even mid September it’s still cold. 

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2 hours ago, RJ said:

Right on, I’ve got a camp in western Maine , my dad built it 50:years ago. Definitely not zone 6 there though, more like 5a/4b . We try to get up there a couple weeks during the summer . Don’t miss the snow at all, so don’t head there often in the winter anymore. 
 

Great work though, palms looking great. Cant be very much of Maine in z6 must be right on the coast which would limit summer heat as well, I’ve swam in Casco bay, that water never gets warm, even mid September it’s still cold. 

I’m on an island off the coast, so winters are more mild from the waters since they don’t freeze. We have warm ups all winter long into 40s and sometimes 50s, It just depends on the wind direction. Summer highs on our property are in the 80s and sometimes 90s. My parents that live right on the waters edge are usually 10-15 degrees colder just 10 minutes away . But even in our zone it’s still cold winters. I’d rather be in Florida but I was born and raised on the island here.  I decided to dig in my roots here and weather the cold.

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6 hours ago, Brandon James said:

I’m on an island off the coast, so winters are more mild from the waters since they don’t freeze. We have warm ups all winter long into 40s and sometimes 50s, It just depends on the wind direction. Summer highs on our property are in the 80s and sometimes 90s. My parents that live right on the waters edge are usually 10-15 degrees colder just 10 minutes away . But even in our zone it’s still cold winters. I’d rather be in Florida but I was born and raised on the island here.  I decided to dig in my roots here and weather the cold.

I hear you, I’m from New England spent most of my life up that way.  I can still put on a pretty good Maine accent on a whim. Sounds like a pretty cool spot your at. 👍

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