Jubaea chilensis or Phoenix canariensis

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Jubaea chilensis or Phoenix canariensis

Post by JakoMonster » Fri Jul 15, 2011 11:50 am

In your opinion what do you think looks the nicest and is the hardiest ?


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Re: Jubaea chilensis or Phoenix canariensis

Post by Nathan » Fri Jul 15, 2011 11:57 am

Jubaea chilensis is hardier, but I think both look as nice as each other...

Jubaea are far slower growing though & because of this are much more expensive...
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Re: Jubaea chilensis or Phoenix canariensis

Post by simon » Fri Jul 15, 2011 11:59 am

You don't need an opinion on hardiness. I think we can safely say it is fact that Jubaea is hardier.

When large, they can be difficult to tell appart without a close look at the leaves. The main choice is between a hardy but expensive and slow growing palm or a tender but cheap and fast growing palm.


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Re: Jubaea chilensis or Phoenix canariensis

Post by Conifers » Fri Jul 15, 2011 12:56 pm

simon wrote:When large, they can be difficult to tell appart without a close look at the leaves.
When large, very easy - Jubaea has a smooth trunk; Phoenix canariensis has a very rough trunk.


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Re: Jubaea chilensis or Phoenix canariensis

Post by simon » Fri Jul 15, 2011 2:53 pm

Conifers wrote:
simon wrote:When large, they can be difficult to tell appart without a close look at the leaves.
When large, very easy - Jubaea has a smooth trunk; Phoenix canariensis has a very rough trunk.
Yes, I was going to clarify that statement as "large but trunkless" as I know the trunks are different but you don't see many trunked specimens to compare them. When small they seem to have a different habit but that may be because the mass produced CIDPs are forced and streched. The main difference is that on Phoenix canariensis_CIDP the leaflets are V shaped but on Jubaea they are inverted ^.


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Re: Jubaea chilensis or Phoenix canariensis

Post by Conifers » Fri Jul 15, 2011 3:43 pm

Ah! I thought 'large' meant like this :lol: icon_thumright
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