If money was no obstacle, what palm would you plant outside?

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If money was no obstacle, what palm would you plant outside?

Post by seedscanada » Fri Sep 28, 2012 6:30 am

This was a question another member posted on the HPS site.

What would you would buy? It could be a large palm (or Yucca or really any plant) that you would have to get shipped, or a small hard to get palm.

Obviously it would be something you could protect (for the most part, this is where the cost comes in). For instance my yard planted grapefruit tree in zone 7a (more than doubled in size so i dug it up and potted it)

My top choice would be a travellers palm, Ravenala madagascariensis:

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Post by hardyjim » Fri Sep 28, 2012 7:33 am

Silver Bizzy
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Post by Paul Ont » Fri Sep 28, 2012 8:23 am

I'm with Jim, Silver Bizzie.

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Post by lucky1 » Fri Sep 28, 2012 12:03 pm

Fun question, Adam.

Agree with Jim and Paul; gotta be a Bizzy.

BUT if you could add "temperature" to your question, my choice would be the Copernicia hospita, (pictured at Nong Nooch Thailand) from NZ society:

http://www.nzpalmandcycad.com/?pg=100 :bounce: :compress: :headbang:

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Post by hardyjim » Fri Sep 28, 2012 2:27 pm

lucky1 wrote:Fun question, Adam.

Agree with Jim and Paul; gotta be a Bizzy.

BUT if you could add "temperature" to your question, my choice would be the Copernicia hospita, (pictured at Nong Nooch Thailand) from NZ society:

http://www.nzpalmandcycad.com/?pg=100 :bounce: :compress: :headbang:

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"If money was no obstacle,"


you can create any temp you want-I can finally get that dome for the house and yard :)
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Post by lucky1 » Fri Sep 28, 2012 4:30 pm

can create any temp you want-I can finally get that dome for the house and yard icon_smile.gif
My dream too...a REAL palm house

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Post by TerdalFarm » Fri Sep 28, 2012 4:50 pm

For me, a nice trunked Trachy. They look great, and with their minimal protection needs (relatively) it could be enjoyed more of the year.
But if you are serious about $ no object, then I'll take a 1,000 hectares of mature Chilean wine palms in production :lol:

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Post by marceli » Fri Sep 28, 2012 11:32 pm

+1 for Bismarckia Nobilis silver! :wink:
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Post by hardyjim » Sat Sep 29, 2012 10:04 am

How cool would it be for the unsuspecting Iowan to drive
down my street and see a massive Bizzy in it's full summer glory :cheers:
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Post by DesertZone » Sun Sep 30, 2012 1:02 pm

TerdalFarm wrote:I'll take a 1,000 hectares of mature Chilean wine palms in production :lol:
Me too. That would be a dream, but I think I would mix in a forest of mature W. filiferas. Two of the thickest trunking palms together.
Why can't we live longer, oh say just long enough to grow a Chilean wine palm from seed to full maturity. :x
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Post by marceli » Sun Sep 30, 2012 1:08 pm

Living in zone 8, instead of 6 will do and my garden will change drastically. I ain't greedy :wink:
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Post by bananieru » Sun Sep 30, 2012 6:21 pm

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If not, living in zone 6 instead of 5 will do it :)

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Post by seedscanada » Mon Oct 01, 2012 1:32 am

Tavi,
Tired of living in zone 5? Zone 7a is just the other side of lake Ontario. Your choice: Beamsville , St Catharines, or Niagara on the Lake!
An hour and a half drive away!
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Post by bananieru » Mon Oct 01, 2012 6:34 am

you will laugh, but that's my dream retirement destination. I like winter from December 15 to January 15

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Post by Beny » Thu Oct 04, 2012 3:42 pm

Hey, nice question...for me, my best palms are Washingtonia filifera as a fan palm, and the Foxtail palm. But the silver fan palm like the one above or the Bismarkia nobilis is great too......but all the palms is beautifull...

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Post by RoboCaesar » Fri Oct 05, 2012 1:10 pm

Probably something like Beccariophoenix Alfredii:
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(from wikipedia)

Looks like a coconut palm, but tolerates lower temperatures!


Of course, since money is no obstacle in this hypothetical scenario, I'd probably get a coconut palm with the "protection" being a large greenhouse.

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