Bismarckia Nobilis

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JakoMonster

Bismarckia Nobilis

Post by JakoMonster » Wed Jun 06, 2012 12:19 pm

Well i bought a seedling of ebay and the seller gave me another extra free germinated Bismarckia Nobilis seed with big root, i had a little look online and it's seems to be hardy to - 6 but i wanted to know peoples experiences with this palm if any ones ever had it.

greendragon

Re: Bismarckia Nobilis

Post by greendragon » Wed Jun 06, 2012 1:26 pm

I have not had it but it is impossible to grow outisde in anything other than zone 10-11.

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Re: Bismarckia Nobilis

Post by Yorkshire Kris » Wed Jun 06, 2012 1:27 pm

JakoMonster wrote:Well i bought a seedling of ebay and the seller gave me another extra free germinated Bismarckia Nobilis seed with big root, i had a little look online and it's seems to be hardy to - 6 but i wanted to know peoples experiences with this palm if any ones ever had it.
Keep it indoors apart from the summer months (June-September).

Adrian

Re: Bismarckia Nobilis

Post by Adrian » Wed Jun 06, 2012 3:32 pm

Hardy to -6c is a joke, sorry to say so but I wouldnt let it get below +6c.
They need heat to do anything so its only going to have a chance in a conservatory

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Re: Bismarckia Nobilis

Post by JakoMonster » Wed Jun 06, 2012 3:54 pm

wasn't sure on the hardiness so i thought it's better to ask on here, thanks for all your replies icon_thumleft

i'll keep it in a pot and put it outside in the garden for spring, summer, autum but bring it inside when it's winter time

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Re: Bismarckia Nobilis

Post by Nathan » Wed Jun 06, 2012 8:28 pm

I had a 3ft specimen die after a minimum of just +1C! They may be hardier in drier & hotter climates, but certainly not in the UK...

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Post by redsquirrel » Wed Jun 06, 2012 9:39 pm

dead before christmas :roll:
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Re: Bismarckia Nobilis

Post by DiCasS » Wed Jun 06, 2012 10:06 pm

It's such a shame that these are no good for our climate, for me these are one of the most beautiful palms when grown well. Good luck with it Jack icon_thumleft

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Re: Bismarckia Nobilis

Post by Rod » Thu Jun 07, 2012 5:53 am

Adrian wrote:Hardy to -6c is a joke, sorry to say so but I wouldnt let it get below +6c.
They need heat to do anything so its only going to have a chance in a conservatory
I agree with Adrian - They need heat and are not that frost hardy.
-3°c is closer to their limit. But this limit would be in a hotter and drier climate, not the U.K

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Re: Bismarckia Nobilis

Post by photonbucket » Thu Jun 07, 2012 8:06 pm

I love these palms, but never again! I just can't grow them even in my conservatory. Someone on here has a beautiful one in their conservatory. (is it Adrian?). I'd love to see the pic again.

I might be tempted when I move and build my mini biome, but until then... icon_thumbdown

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Re: Bismarckia Nobilis

Post by Adrian » Thu Jun 07, 2012 8:08 pm

No not me, tried and failed.

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Re: Bismarckia Nobilis

Post by photonbucket » Thu Jun 07, 2012 8:56 pm

Same here. I looked thought the old threads and couldn't find it. Definitely someone on here who had one. Either way, how on EARTH do you keep these butters going? I'd love to have one...

http://www.hardytropicals.co.uk/forum/v ... lis#p28395

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Re: Bismarckia Nobilis

Post by gdudey » Thu Jun 07, 2012 10:27 pm

My favourite palm. I saw lots of mature specimens at EPCOT in Florida last year. They get frost over there at times, maybe they use heaters in the winter.

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Re: Bismarckia Nobilis

Post by photonbucket » Fri Jun 08, 2012 7:30 am

I think it's more to do with the humidity and the longevity of the frost. In the UK, you stand no chance of overwintering one outside.

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Re: Bismarckia Nobilis

Post by JoelR » Sat Jun 09, 2012 7:33 am

Seedlings seem to be fast growing. Hoping for mature leaf in a couple years.

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