Washintonia filifera worth a punt

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chrismc
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Washintonia filifera worth a punt

Post by chrismc » Tue May 28, 2013 7:00 pm

Hi All,
just seen this in B&M (along with dead P canariensis) is it worth £30 at about 3-4 ft and more importantly will it last?
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MikeC
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Re: Washintonia filifera worth a punt

Post by MikeC » Tue May 28, 2013 7:20 pm

Not worth £30 in my opinion. That's a seedling should be about £10.


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Re: Washintonia filifera worth a punt

Post by chrismc » Tue May 28, 2013 8:33 pm

a seedling at 3-4 foot? why don't my seedlings grow to that size!


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Re: Washintonia filifera worth a punt

Post by flounder » Tue May 28, 2013 8:39 pm

They're not exactly rare so I'd say overpriced.....especially as it'll be undercover for 8 months of the year. They don't like our wet
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Re: Washintonia filifera worth a punt

Post by piechnik99 » Sat Jun 01, 2013 9:22 pm

I bought bogof washintonia robustia off garden bargains last summer, who I believe are part of the same company as b&m.

I'm sure I paid £30 for the two.... over wintered in our greenhouse....I'd check out garden bargains website - some okay offers on there last summer....


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Re: Washintonia filifera worth a punt

Post by piechnik99 » Sat Jun 01, 2013 9:34 pm

they are currently on a bogof on that garden bargains website..... under shrubs/tropical shrubs...


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Re: Washintonia filifera worth a punt

Post by fgtbell » Sun Jun 09, 2013 6:55 pm

chrismc wrote:and more importantly will it last?
A similar one died in my garden with no protection after a mild frost, maybe minus 2-3. The combination of cold and damp is too much for them.

Check out Dave Brown's hardiness figures for W. robusta, here: http://www.hardytropicals.co.uk/forum/v ... 14&t=12913 ; in my experience the figures for W. filifera are similar.
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