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Just planted this beast this morning…AB giant


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Purchased this Alfie a few months back and just installed it near the shores of lake Apopka earlier today.

Does anyone have an idea as to how large this specimen will be in 5, 10, 15 years??

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Gorgeous palm. In 2009 I saw a mature one in Lake Mary and couldn’t believe the size of it - an absolute behemoth. Yours could eventually fill your whole front yard. They are slower than coconuts. I once had 3 but lost all of them to Hurricanes Irma & Ian. The winds ripped their stems off the growing plates. No coming back from that. I’ve abandoned hope for any more.

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Meg

Palms of Victory I shall wear

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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2 hours ago, PalmatierMeg said:

Gorgeous palm. In 2009 I saw a mature one in Lake Mary and couldn’t believe the size of it - an absolute behemoth. Yours could eventually fill your whole front yard. They are slower than coconuts. I once had 3 but lost all of them to Hurricanes Irma & Ian. The winds ripped their stems off the growing plates. No coming back from that. I’ve abandoned hope for any more.

Sorry for my inexperience - but does it seem that this palm is already trunking so it won’t break off the growth plate? 
 

or would trunking mean when the smooth stem with ringed leaf scar appears? 
 

im nervous about the wind…this was not a cheap palm.

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