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Is this palm planted too close to the fence?


Fusca

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Many people plant palms without realizing how large they ultimately get!  I've seen this a lot with Phoenix canariensis here in Texas.  They're often sold (or used to be) in 10-gal pot which look really good at that size and folks plant as if they're not going to get bigger.  Post photos of poorly placed palms that you have come across.

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Jon Sunder

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Wow that’s not even a question of if it’s planted too close, it’s a question of how much cutting am I gonna have to do to get that fence out from around that palm lol
 

Whoever uses a chainsaw on that thing in hopefully the really really distant future, is gonna have an unpleasant surprise.

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I took this picture back in November 2022...I need to stop by that house and see if it's still there.  Clearly they have no idea how big a Bismarck grows...

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Yikes! Palm neglect.

Meg

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5 minutes ago, Merlyn said:

I took this picture back in November 2022...I need to stop by that house and see if it's still there.  Clearly they have no idea how big a Bismarck grows...

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Yes, I've seen CIDP planted in just such a space except with a roof!  They delayed quite a few years before the poor palm forced the homeowner to take it out.  I bet this homeowner wanted to provide shade for the window.  😄

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Jon Sunder

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25 minutes ago, Merlyn said:

I took this picture back in November 2022...I need to stop by that house and see if it's still there.  Clearly they have no idea how big a Bismarck grows...

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In fairness, I could see how this could be an awesome planting in 20 years if this is a patient homeowner who wants a bismarckia prominently exposed above his roofline and a visually imposing trunk occupying the space between those walls, and is willing to trim back the house side until that happens.

My guess, however, is that is not what is going on here at all. lol

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