Beckenham Butia

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Beckenham Butia

Post by RogerBacardy » Sun Aug 05, 2012 4:06 pm

This one is on the main road, been there for many years, never protected despite the 4 harsh winters in a row.

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Hope for mine to survive long-term then!


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Re: Beckenham Butia

Post by Nathan » Sun Aug 05, 2012 4:24 pm

Very nice! Happy & healthy palm, notice the old flower spears... icon_thumleft
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Re: Beckenham Butia

Post by Rob S » Sun Aug 05, 2012 7:48 pm

Good to see a large Butia, far too under used in the UK!


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Re: Beckenham Butia

Post by GREVILLE » Sun Aug 05, 2012 11:42 pm

Haven't seen this for a few years, Roger. Good to know it's still there apparently thriving.


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Re: Beckenham Butia

Post by greendragon » Mon Aug 06, 2012 11:39 pm

It looks quite leggy, looks almost as if it was grown in shade or lacks nutrients :|
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Re: Beckenham Butia

Post by Addictedtopalms26 » Tue Aug 07, 2012 7:43 pm

Looks really good, especially with the underplanting of summer bedding!

What type of Butia is it?
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Re: Beckenham Butia

Post by karl66 » Tue Aug 07, 2012 8:47 pm

I would take a guess at a butia yatay, but it may well be an odorata/capitata, nigel will know what it is. karl.


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Re: Beckenham Butia

Post by Nathan » Tue Aug 07, 2012 9:51 pm

greendragon wrote:It looks quite leggy, looks almost as if it was grown in shade or lacks nutrients :|
Eh? There's nothing wrong with it :lol:
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Re: Beckenham Butia

Post by Adrian » Wed Aug 08, 2012 8:36 pm

No theres nothing wrong with it :lol:
Not a yatay or it would be part of a compost heap long ago, probably planted as capitata but now regarded odorata.
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Re: Beckenham Butia

Post by redsquirrel » Wed Aug 08, 2012 9:02 pm

it would look so much nicer if someone took the trouble to hack saw the old petioles off closer to the trunk
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Re: Beckenham Butia

Post by greendragon » Thu Aug 09, 2012 6:50 am

If you think theres nothing wrong with it check this blog post: http://www.cloudforest.com/cafe/palms/b ... t2958.html

compare the one at the top of this thread to this one;

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Re: Beckenham Butia

Post by Dave Brown » Thu Aug 09, 2012 8:53 am

greendragon wrote:If you think theres nothing wrong with it check this blog post: http://www.cloudforest.com/cafe/palms/b ... t2958.html

compare the one at the top of this thread to this one;
They are extremely variable greendragon, and as Nigel would say, you could identify which area they come from by the difference in characteristics. I have 2 capitata/oderata that are completely different. You wouldn't believe they were the same species.
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Re: Beckenham Butia

Post by Nathan » Thu Aug 09, 2012 9:24 am

greendragon wrote:If you think theres nothing wrong with it check this blog post: http://www.cloudforest.com/cafe/palms/b ... t2958.html

compare the one at the top of this thread to this one;
Nope, sorry still see nothing at all wrong with it...
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Re: Beckenham Butia

Post by JakoMonster » Thu Aug 09, 2012 11:27 am

there quite nice palms really, the only palms i have that grow fat trunked palms are phoenix canariensis, i might buy one these, are they slow growing? what type of butia are those in the pictures?


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Re: Beckenham Butia

Post by Conifers » Thu Aug 09, 2012 12:15 pm

greendragon wrote:If you think theres nothing wrong with it check this blog post: http://www.cloudforest.com/cafe/palms/b ... t2958.html

compare the one at the top of this thread to this one;
The obvious difference is that the US pic shows the palm against a dark green background so shows well, whereas in the Beckenham pic, the foliage is 'burnt out' by the bright light behind so appears thin, even though it's not.


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