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Beccariophoenix alfreddi uk

Posted: Tue Oct 25, 2011 4:41 pm
by JakoMonster
Well i'm after palms that look like cocos nucifera but are hardy and i came across this one > Beccariophoenix alfredii < does anyone know how hardy this is ? how would it do down south here ? also what's it growth rate ?

Re: Beccariophoenix alfreddi uk

Posted: Tue Oct 25, 2011 5:18 pm
by Nathan
No chance outside in the UK. Our winters are too long & summers too cool & short. I had one survive last winter, but it slowly faded away over the summer & another I bought in the spring died over the summer too... Save your money...

Re: Beccariophoenix alfreddi uk

Posted: Tue Oct 25, 2011 5:48 pm
by Adrian
Mine is very slow

Re: Beccariophoenix alfreddi uk

Posted: Tue Oct 25, 2011 8:04 pm
by MikeC
Had three two died the othe just doesn't grow sorry it's a short message but I'm posting this from my iPhone and it's not east

Re: Beccariophoenix alfreddi uk

Posted: Tue Oct 25, 2011 8:58 pm
by huporhaha
I have 2 but they are both in the greenhouse and even there, they don't do well. If they look the same this time next year, I expect they will end up on the compost heap as just another failure - however, it is very wet and windy here.... :oops:

Re: Beccariophoenix alfreddi uk

Posted: Thu Oct 27, 2011 5:48 pm
by Yorkshire Kris
I've got a couple free ones this year that have been in the green house all year. They have grown a bit but not the best shade of green.