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3/23/2015 3:22 am  #1


Three foot tall Trachycarpus princeps

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Last edited by Steve in N Alabama (3/23/2015 3:27 am)

 

3/23/2015 3:23 am  #2


Re: Three foot tall Trachycarpus princeps

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3/23/2015 1:14 pm  #3


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Wow, great looking princeps. Love this species.
Thanks for sharing!

 

3/23/2015 3:17 pm  #4


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what a beauty

 

4/03/2015 9:44 pm  #5


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I wonder how old those are?  My largest one...which has been planted in the ground for maybe 5 years has been painfully slow...but it's seem some real cold too.  This year it lost it's spear...which is NOT GOOD.  In the past it has browned out but kept it's spear while ones in the greenhouse have lost their spear and kept green fronds...but the ones in the greenhouse died while the one outside survived.  I've been pouring hydrogen peroxide down the hole and I'm hopeful.  

 

4/04/2015 1:05 am  #6


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Thye are 7 1/2 years fom seed.

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4/04/2015 6:48 am  #7


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Steve, are they planted in the ground?  Are they hardy for you?


Professional Horticulturist since 1985.  Grew up near St Louis, MO and never liked winter.  Still don't, even here in Central FL.  At least the palm palette is better!  Our garden Winter Haven is USDA Zone 9a/9b
 

4/04/2015 2:09 pm  #8


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Keith, they have been hardy to 14F in pots and in the ground.

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4/05/2015 7:31 am  #9


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Steve, are these yours?  If not, where are they?  Are they for sale and how much $ are they?  Thanks!
 

 

4/05/2015 1:38 pm  #10


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Rob, I have a few for $350 each.  I also have one gallon plants for $30 each.

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4/06/2015 6:19 pm  #11


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I'm sure that they are worth it but that's a little expensive for me to gamble with.  Hopefully mine in the ground will come back.  I have some smaller ones that were in the unheated greenhouse that are still alive but I've lost all the larger ones that were in the greenhouse.  The one in the ground has actually done better than the similar sized ones that were in the greenhouse.  Still, the one in the ground often browned out but did not ever lose its spear (until this year).  The ones in the greenhouse always kept green fronds but lost their spears.  This year the one outside still has green fronds that were covered in mulch but as I said the spear pulled.  I feel like moisture and cold is a bad combination for T. princeps.

 

4/15/2015 5:30 pm  #12


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Nice!

 

7/02/2015 9:13 am  #13


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My little in-the-ground princeps DID survive...despite spear pull!  I didn't protect at all except for a pile of mulch up over the base (which was close to the crown since it is so small).  I might need to add a bit of protection this next winter just in case we get some more of that awful cold.  Meanwhile I lost several Trachycarpus that were larger (but none of the big, trunked ones) both fortunei and takil.  The takils that I planted last summer did fine but the takil that survived the -4F and the Taylor Form fortunei next to it in full sun both seemed to recover but died.  I had two small Nainital that had spear pull but recovered and those had been in the ground for the past two brutal winters.  The small fortunei that were planted last summer mostly did very well but I did lose a few...one which was planted next to a spot where an older more established palm had died so I wonder if there is something about that particular spot (palms on either side did fine).  I'm still hopeful that both princeps and takil are really very hardy and when they get some size I'll know for sure.  So far, so good...

 

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