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Old 06-07-2011, 07:40 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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Hi,

I am planning to plant three triple king palms in front of my house, I have several questions:

1. Of the three choices below, which should I get? Why is the 6-7' is so much less expensive than the 7-8' palms?
2. How deep and wide should I dig the holes?
3. Is three triple trunk king palms too many for my house? I plan to have all three on the right side of the house.
4. and how far from the gas, water pipes should I plant them?

Thanks,

*** triple-trunk KING PALM ** PYGMY DATE PALM ** KING PALM *** (http://sandiego.craigslist.org/nsd/grd/2425443941.html - broken link)
triple trunk KING palms 6-7' tall in 15 gal. size - $35
triple-trunk KING palms 7-8' tall in box - $100
specimen sized KING palms in box 8-10' tall - $175

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Old 06-07-2011, 08:02 PM
 
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Do you plan on putting them between the side of your house and your neighbor's house. Don't. They'll get big and cause grief. And 3 in your front yard is too many. Again. They'll grow. Whatever you do, KEEP the sago. That's worth a small fortune.

Is that a plumeria to the left? If it is, when you trim it don't just toss the cuttings out. Another small fortune there.
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Old 06-09-2011, 09:01 AM
 
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What is the name of that evergreen on the right? Looks like a monkey puzzle tree, but is probably a cousin.
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Old 06-09-2011, 08:10 PM
 
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What is the name of that evergreen on the right? Looks like a monkey puzzle tree, but is probably a cousin.
I think it's a Norfolk Island Pine aka Hawaiian Christmas Tree.
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Old 06-10-2011, 12:47 AM
 
Location: San Diego
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Hi,

May be I will only have two triple king palms instead of three. No, the tree on the left is not a plumeria. It has some kind of yellow fruits that one of my neighbors likes to eat. Yes, I will keep the Sago palm.

Thanks,


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Do you plan on putting them between the side of your house and your neighbor's house. Don't. They'll get big and cause grief. And 3 in your front yard is too many. Again. They'll grow. Whatever you do, KEEP the sago. That's worth a small fortune.

Is that a plumeria to the left? If it is, when you trim it don't just toss the cuttings out. Another small fortune there.
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Old 06-10-2011, 12:49 AM
 
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I am not sure what kind of tree it is but it belongs to my neighbor. My house is at a cul-de-sac and my yard is a little bit slanted.

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I think it's a Norfolk Island Pine aka Hawaiian Christmas Tree.
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Old 06-10-2011, 11:51 AM
 
Location: Denver, Colorado U.S.A.
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I am not sure what kind of tree it is but it belongs to my neighbor. My house is at a cul-de-sac and my yard is a little bit slanted.
Definitely a Norfolk Pine. The same ones you see in the grocery stores at Christmas time for sale, only much smaller. We had one when we lived in Orange County and they can get huge! But they're a tropical pine. I've seen people here in Denver leave them out in the cold in a pot, thinking they can take the cold. Not even close!
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Old 06-10-2011, 03:44 PM
 
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Thanks. I have a 6 foot potted Norfolk Island pine that I bought as (you guessed it) a $20 Christmas tree. Love to plant it outside like the one in the photo, but that would be death sentence in these parts.
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Old 06-10-2011, 06:22 PM
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Hi,

May be I will only have two triple king palms instead of three. No, the tree on the left is not a plumeria. It has some kind of yellow fruits that one of my neighbors likes to eat. Yes, I will keep the Sago palm.

Thanks,
That is a Loquat Tree. Hate those nasty dirty trees.



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I would not advise putting those types of Palms on the side of your house.
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Old 06-11-2011, 06:04 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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Exactly, the fruits are axactly like that. I don't like the taste of this fruit.

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That is a Loquat Tree. Hate those nasty dirty trees.



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I would not advise putting those types of Palms on the side of your house.
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