chamaerops humilis from B&Q

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Doc86
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chamaerops humilis from B&Q

Post by Doc86 » Mon Mar 24, 2014 4:23 pm

I was at B&Q this weekend and picked up a 6 ft plus chamaerops (1.5 ft largest trunk) for £60.

Not sure if they will be the same in other stores as It was way bigger than the rest they had at the same price. I'm guessing they go by pot size and this one has clearly out grown its pot.

Just a heads up as I thought it was decent value.

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Re: chamaerops humilis from B&Q

Post by Panama Pete » Mon Mar 24, 2014 7:21 pm

is this the middle palm?

There £40 in homebase currently but not sure as big


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Re: chamaerops humilis from B&Q

Post by Blairs » Mon Mar 24, 2014 7:54 pm

Exactly what I am looking for - good buy.


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Re: chamaerops humilis from B&Q

Post by Doc86 » Tue Mar 25, 2014 9:36 am

I was surprised to find a decent price in B&Q to be fair. I have been looking for a nice bushy one for a while but any nurseries around me that have them at that size want a lot more for them.


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Re: chamaerops humilis from B&Q

Post by multim » Tue Mar 25, 2014 5:35 pm

Initially I thought that the Trachycarpus was £60 - that would have been a bargain!
End of last year I bought 2 similar sized Chamearops for £30. One of which shows now signs of producing offsets so it may me prone to the ambiguous ' arborescens' nomenclature. Still, worth a punt at £30.
Unless sited in a sunny sheltered spot, expect the top growth to become more compact in future years.
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