Jubaea palm growing in unusual place

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Jubaea palm growing in unusual place

Post by targui » Mon Sep 03, 2012 9:07 pm

This large robust Jubaea palm was photographed growing out of the roof of a motel near the main street,
in King City, central California.
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Re: Jubaea palm growing in unusual place

Post by Yorkshire Kris » Mon Sep 03, 2012 9:15 pm

This is in an even more unusual place to find a Jubaea, in Wakefield, UK (my garden! lol)
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Post by GoggleboxUK » Mon Sep 03, 2012 9:23 pm

:lol: Kris

Make sure you post a pic when yours is as big as that one in California, just get your grandkids to pull you out of the cryogenics tube.

;)

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Re: Jubaea palm growing in unusual place

Post by Yorkshire Kris » Mon Sep 03, 2012 9:25 pm

GoggleboxUK wrote::lol: Kris

Make sure you post a pic when yours is as big as that one in California, just get your grandkids to pull you out of the cryogenics tube.

;)

It'll be that big in 60 years and I may be around to see it. :D

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Post by greendragon » Mon Sep 03, 2012 10:09 pm

Kris I think the one at the top must be over 100 years old. :oops:

Phoenix canariensis_CIDP could get to that size in 60 years though.

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Post by Troppoz » Mon Sep 03, 2012 11:08 pm

Thats a huge Jubaea! :shock: I didnt realise that their crowns grew so large, it almost looks like a Phoenix canariensis_CIDP. I assume that the motel was built around what would have been a sizeable mature palm even back then.

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Post by dino » Tue Sep 04, 2012 8:25 am

That could be Kew in a few years. ( Don't know if they've moved there's yet)

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Post by Nathan » Tue Sep 04, 2012 12:33 pm

I don't think one in Yorkshire would get that big in 100 years, let alone 60! :lol:

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Re: Jubaea palm growing in unusual place

Post by Yorkshire Kris » Tue Sep 04, 2012 12:47 pm

Nathan wrote:I don't think one in Yorkshire would get that big in 100 years, let alone 60! :lol:

I said that tongue in cheek. :wink:

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Re: Jubaea palm growing in unusual place

Post by Conifers » Tue Sep 04, 2012 1:20 pm

How do they water it? Earth floors in all the bedrooms, and no drainpipe from the washbasins?? :lol:

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Re: Jubaea palm growing in unusual place

Post by Yorkshire Kris » Tue Sep 04, 2012 1:24 pm

Conifers wrote:How do they water it?

Turn the tap on. :wink: :lol:

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Post by leunerj » Tue Sep 04, 2012 7:33 pm

Nathan wrote:I don't think one in Yorkshire would get that big in 100 years, let alone 60! :lol:
Speaking of... nothing more was ever heard from that guy (Henry?) in Yorkshire that planted the massive trunking Jubaea several years ago?

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Re: Jubaea palm growing in unusual place

Post by Yorkshire Kris » Tue Sep 04, 2012 7:36 pm

leunerj wrote:
Nathan wrote:I don't think one in Yorkshire would get that big in 100 years, let alone 60! :lol:
Speaking of... nothing more was ever heard from that guy (Henry?) in Yorkshire that planted the massive trunking Jubaea several years ago?
some are still alive, some are not....

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Post by Nathan » Tue Sep 04, 2012 10:25 pm

Yorkshire Kris wrote:
leunerj wrote: Speaking of... nothing more was ever heard from that guy (Henry?) in Yorkshire that planted the massive trunking Jubaea several years ago?
some are still alive, some are not....
I wonder what ones are still alive & how healthy they are? A very expensive lesson, hate to think how much he spent on those! :shock:

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Post by billdango » Tue Sep 04, 2012 11:18 pm

What happened to Henrys palms in Yorkshire ?

I would be interested to find out.

rgds billdango. :D

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