Great Big Palms in Ground in Kansas City ~ Zone 6!

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kcpalms
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Great Big Palms in Ground in Kansas City ~ Zone 6!

Post by kcpalms » Sun Apr 29, 2012 4:01 pm

HI! Today I dove by and seen these for myself.
They are real and look like they are permanently planted and growing in ground here in KC zone 6!
I had my Blackberry with me and snapped a quick photo but will return with my Canon and get some top notch pics.

The owner of the home looked like he could afford to dig em up every year
but with the looks of the size of them I seriously doubt he does.
There were at least three more 8+ foot windmills around the back of the home too!
Would someone really dig-up/replant so many palms this size every fall/spring?
They look like they are planted to stay plus i noticed some winter damage on the
windmill fronds which makes me think they have seen some cold.

I googled the address and sure enough the palms showed up on the google map!
Im gonna try to met the home owner and get all the details of his protection methods.
Someone please I.D the two big ones in the doorway.

Pretty neat, especially here in zone 6!

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from google maps
Image :shock:



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hardyjim
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Post by hardyjim » Sun Apr 29, 2012 5:16 pm

Look like a couple of Sabals that were possibly just planted in the last year or so????
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Post by TerdalFarm » Sun Apr 29, 2012 5:51 pm

Please do follow up for us.
KC is a genuine zone 6, so they'd need real protection every year. Probably even this one.

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TimMAz6
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Post by TimMAz6 » Sun Apr 29, 2012 6:59 pm

nice find........keep us updated with more photos.
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igor.glukhovtsev
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Post by igor.glukhovtsev » Mon Apr 30, 2012 8:45 am

Jim is wright. Those two look pretty much like the Cabbage Palm to me
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lucky1
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Post by lucky1 » Sat May 05, 2012 2:40 pm

Holy cow..in zone 6?????? :?
Maybe he owns a Christmas lights company and will add 2,000 strands.

Would love to read/see what else you discover.
Great sleuthing so far, thanks!

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