Who knows of LARGE Washingtonia palms - DISCUSS HERE

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Who knows of LARGE Washingtonia palms - DISCUSS HERE

Post by Dave Brown » Tue Oct 29, 2013 5:32 pm

Please use this topic to discuss the "Who knows of LARGE Washingtonia palms in UK ?" topic.
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Post by exotics4eva » Tue Oct 29, 2013 7:16 pm

im currently doing work experience at tresco abbey gardens and they have several large specimens


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Post by Dave Brown » Tue Oct 29, 2013 10:12 pm

Looking at the pics and street views there are some large Washingtonia about. :wink:
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Re: Who knows of LARGE Washingtonia palms - Discussion Topic

Post by cordyman » Tue Oct 29, 2013 11:19 pm

"Please only post on this topic if you are identifying a large palm or posting a pic of one. Use the general discussion topic for general Washingtonia discussion."

well that went out the window *cough* kata *cough* :lol: :lol: :lol:

some great specimens in that thread love the one next to the white washed house

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Re: Who knows of LARGE Washingtonia palms - Discussion Topic

Post by kata » Wed Oct 30, 2013 10:14 am

Not posted messages in here Cordy..wake up.

That pic has already been shown.

Now you made me post a reply now..tut!!!

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Post by otorongo » Wed Oct 30, 2013 11:33 am

There is one in my area that I think is a washy. It's not that large really, but looks good. Can somebody confirm it's a washy please?

https://maps.google.com/maps?q=queen%27 ... -2.49&z=17


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Post by cordyman » Wed Oct 30, 2013 1:35 pm

kata wrote:Not posted messages in here Cordy..wake up.

That pic has already been shown.

Now you made me post a reply now..tut!!!

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Post by kata » Wed Oct 30, 2013 3:20 pm

But I avoided this one but had to reply to you.

There is more than one on this subject from Dave, thats the one I subscribed to.

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Post by leunerj » Wed Oct 30, 2013 3:58 pm

otorongo wrote:There is one in my area that I think is a washy. It's not that large really, but looks good. Can somebody confirm it's a washy please?

https://maps.google.com/maps?q=queen%27 ... -2.49&z=17
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Post by otorongo » Wed Oct 30, 2013 4:20 pm

leunerj wrote:Nope - that's a Trachycarpus :?
Oh, I can only tell them apart when the washies look like they do in California or the Med :oops: When they're small they look the same as trachies to me.


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Post by Rob S » Wed Oct 30, 2013 10:19 pm

Interesting to note that nobody from the South West or the 'English Riviera' has posted yet! With their 'sub-tropical' climate there must be Skyduster forests down there! :wink:


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Post by DaveP » Thu Oct 31, 2013 6:38 am

Rob S wrote:Interesting to note that nobody from the South West or the 'English Riviera' has posted yet! With their 'sub-tropical' climate there must be Skyduster forests down there! :wink:
That was an unnecessarily sneering remark icon_thumbdown What's your problem?
The few Washingtonias I've seen locally (I don't bother to grow them) have been blown to bits. Nobody seems to plant them here and even the sheds don't appear to stock them. There was a pair with a couple of metres of trunk that were planted in 1999 outside a hotel just up the road from here, but when that was demolished and replaced with a block of flats, the Washies went as well.
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Re: Who knows of LARGE Washingtonia palms - Discussion Topic

Post by Dave Brown » Thu Oct 31, 2013 8:21 am

DaveP wrote:
Rob S wrote:Interesting to note that nobody from the South West or the 'English Riviera' has posted yet! With their 'sub-tropical' climate there must be Skyduster forests down there! :wink:
That was an unnecessarily sneering remark icon_thumbdown What's your problem?
I didn't read it as a sneering remark Dave, more a comment on lack of response from an area that should be better able to grow them than most. :wink:

Here, my Washingtonia is subjected to strong winds all year from all directions, but suffers worst damage in winter, which I can only attribute to being battered at a time when sap is not actively rising, or frozen leaflets being snapped by winds.
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Post by The Codfather » Thu Oct 31, 2013 5:14 pm

I see there is not many up North
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Re: Who knows of LARGE Washingtonia palms - Discussion Topic

Post by Delboy » Thu Oct 31, 2013 5:36 pm

Wonder what the biggest in the midlands is?

Mine and the mother In laws have survived the past 2 winters but are still small.
I've never seen another around here, definitely not a palm for this area.
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