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Curvy Washingtonia - courtesy of Hurricane Irma


PalmatierMeg

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I had a doctor's appt. in Ft Myers Monday. When I got out of the car I was greeted by the sight preserved in the photo below. A tall, curved Washingtonia reached for the crystal blue sky. By the amount it has grown since it was pushed over I deduced it was blown over 60 degrees by tremendous winds of Hurricane Irma nearly 6 years ago and has attained vertical growth ever since. This is one fast growing palm in ideal conditions. I commend the ground maintenance of this location for not hacking it down after the 2017 storm. 

Washingtonia robusta, Fort Myers, FL 2023

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Meg

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Cape Coral (It's Just Paradise)
Florida
Zone 10A on the Isabelle Canal
Elevation: 15 feet

I'd like to be under the sea in an octopus' garden in the shade.

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That positioning will minimize the volunteer seedlings!  Not eliminate but minimize.

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Jon Sunder

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That is a nice and interesting find - thank you very much for posting!

 

Lars

 

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Seeing it leaning over the parking area, I'm surprised that it wasn't cut down.

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