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Old 03-17-2008, 01:27 AM
 
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Moth, Do you have any pictures of your trachycarpus fortunei? I grow musa basjoo, sabal minor, livistona chinesis, Rhapidophyllum hystrix, and soon nannorrhops ritchiana. here in my zone 5a, however if anyone would like to see pictures, check out, Webshots - Photo Sharing, Free Wallpaper and Free Screensavers and type in Ottawa_hardy_tropicals
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Old 03-17-2008, 08:43 AM
 
Location: Denver, Colorado U.S.A.
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Moth, Do you have any pictures of your trachycarpus fortunei? I grow musa basjoo, sabal minor, livistona chinesis, Rhapidophyllum hystrix, and soon nannorrhops ritchiana. here in my zone 5a, however if anyone would like to see pictures, check out, Webshots - Photo Sharing, Free Wallpaper and Free Screensavers and type in Ottawa_hardy_tropicals
I'm assuming you're in Ottawa, Canada? I tried some supposedly cold hardy bananas a couple yeas ago and when they arrived in the mail, they were tiny. They didn't even make it to Fall, so I don't know what the problem is. I have a red ornamental banana and some other type of banana and I dug up the stalks last Fall, so I'll put them back out this May. I might start them in pots indoors to get them going first.
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Old 03-19-2008, 07:41 AM
 
Location: New Bedford, MA
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Moth, Do you have any pictures of your trachycarpus fortunei? I grow musa basjoo, sabal minor, livistona chinesis, Rhapidophyllum hystrix, and soon nannorrhops ritchiana. here in my zone 5a, however if anyone would like to see pictures, check out, Webshots - Photo Sharing, Free Wallpaper and Free Screensavers and type in Ottawa_hardy_tropicals

Great pictures on webshots!
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Old 03-19-2008, 07:54 AM
 
Location: New Bedford, MA
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Here is a pic of my musa late summer 07 in Massachusetts border 6b and 7a

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Old 03-19-2008, 11:30 AM
 
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Moth, Do you have any pictures of your trachycarpus fortunei? I grow musa basjoo, sabal minor, livistona chinesis, Rhapidophyllum hystrix, and soon nannorrhops ritchiana. here in my zone 5a, however if anyone would like to see pictures, check out, Webshots - Photo Sharing, Free Wallpaper and Free Screensavers and type in Ottawa_hardy_tropicals
Sadly, I am the last person on Earth without a digital camera. I can assure you that all three are doing quite well although the two on the south sides are doing better than one on the north side- it will be relocated in a few weeks.

I grew a ton of musa basjoo as well. The hardest thing is getting a sprout, but after that.

Good shots.
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Old 03-21-2008, 10:22 AM
 
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I just recently read that if you pull the middle fronds out of palm, that is a sign that it is dieing. U have several small bushy palms. They look like even new growth are sick. But overall they do not look bad. But when I pulled on several of the inner fronds they pulled out extremely easily and the bottom of each leave did look whitish and also looked very muchy and wettish. But overall they do not look to bad. Can this problem be fixed can I pull out the palms and provide better drainage or does this not have anything to do with the problem.. The average person looking at these palms would notice a real problem Only because i look at them every day do I notice a difference so I am wondering if I can do anything to save them if they are not completely gone
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Old 06-06-2008, 09:49 AM
 
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my windmill palm has developed brown brittle ends. this is mostlikely from several weeks of severe strong winds. new growth in the center is obvious. question is whether or not to trim the ends of the foilage? I just treated the root base with chelatin palm nutritional and the foilage as well.
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Old 06-09-2008, 11:15 AM
 
Location: Mallard Creek
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Charlotte, NC: I have 3 windmill palms around my pool. Two of them have grown to at least 5 feet, the other is growing, but not has fast. They were about 3 feet, 4 years ago when I planted them. I have done nothing to them, except cut off the dead leaves at the bottom. I purchased them here from a Lowes HW Store for $30 each. When we have ice or snow here (which is seldom, I go out and shake the ice/snow off of the leaves). I wish we could find 1 or 2 more to put around our pool. The stores haven't had them though.

As for the above post, personally I wouldn't do anything with the brown brittle ends. But an expert might tell you different, I've just left mine alone, except for the early spring prunning. Would probably depend on where you live also, as to what you would do. Good Luck
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Old 06-10-2008, 02:01 PM
 
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my windmill palm has developed brown brittle ends. this is mostlikely from several weeks of severe strong winds. new growth in the center is obvious. question is whether or not to trim the ends of the foilage? I just treated the root base with chelatin palm nutritional and the foilage as well.
As long as the majority of the fond is still green then it it is still feeding the palm. Just leave it be. Sounds like the palm is doing fine.
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Old 07-06-2008, 10:28 AM
 
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Hello all,

I am new here and just purchased a windmill palm for Hubby for a birthday present (he always thought he'd grow up around palm trees ...not gonna happen here on Long Isalnd....although now it will!!)

I will faithfully wrap it this winter, how close to the house should I put it? The back of the house faces south, so I though by his office window would be the best spot.

Are bananas (musa's ?) hardy as well??

Thanks all!
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