Phoenix canariensis_CIDP

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Re: Phoenix canariensis_CIDP

Post by Cathy » Tue Apr 28, 2009 12:32 pm

How to kill a Phoenix canariensis_CIDP :( well, not quite, but almost :(

The spear is solid and showing glimpses of green, they do say where there is life...The fronds have mostly been cut where they had frozen, then snapped in the winds. :( not because they were in the way.
planted in ground early 2008 (gate moved) and after a hard winter...
planted in ground early 2008 (gate moved) and after a hard winter...
Whoever told me they are hardy!?!

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Re: Phoenix canariensis_CIDP

Post by Dave Brown » Tue Apr 28, 2009 2:13 pm

Cathy wrote:
Whoever told me they are hardy!?!

Cathy.
DIY Sheds mostly, I've always had them down as marginal away from the coast. but even some on the coast got zapped last winter. :roll:
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Re: Phoenix canariensis_CIDP

Post by jezza » Tue Apr 28, 2009 2:55 pm

My local focus diy have a handful of Phoenix canariensis_CIDP's left in stock. They are in a terrible state with half the soil missing from the pots, yet they are still trying to sell them at full price!

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Re: Phoenix canariensis_CIDP

Post by Cathy » Tue Apr 28, 2009 4:50 pm

Jezza, I would spend my money on something else!
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Re: Phoenix canariensis_CIDP

Post by Nick » Tue Apr 28, 2009 5:46 pm

Cathy, she had a fine figure there, shame she got all burnt up in the winter, she was a beautiful specimen with a good trunk, she's a bit past her prim now sadly, what will you do with her :?: keep her and hope she recovers or is it the bin with her :?:

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Re: Phoenix canariensis_CIDP

Post by Cathy » Tue Apr 28, 2009 8:45 pm

Nick, I have not given up hope yet, so please don't speak too soon! :roll:
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Re: Phoenix canariensis_CIDP

Post by jezza » Tue Apr 28, 2009 8:51 pm

Cathy wrote:Jezza, I would spend my money on something else!
Cathy.
I've bought all i want for the moment. Phoenix canariensis_CIDP's aren't on my list of wants.

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Re: Phoenix canariensis_CIDP

Post by TimDA1 » Tue Apr 28, 2009 10:28 pm

Although I have a Phoenix canariensis_CIDP myself - which also looks very brown at the moment, and also seems to occasionally send out small, stunted leaves - I do wonder what their attraction is.. They are not the most glam of palms are they?...... I guess its bcos we are not overwhelmed with palms we can grow in the UK. If my Phoenix canariensis_CIDP is brown bread, I'll swap it with my Butia Cap that I got last year.

Phoenix canariensis_CIDP's are also sooo common (snob or what!!!) :lol: If only we could grow bottle palms outdoors!!!!! Now that is what I call a palm.

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Re: Phoenix canariensis_CIDP

Post by Nick » Wed Apr 29, 2009 6:07 am

Tim your right, if only we could could grow the Bottle Palm, but then if we could grow it here there would be palms all over the country side and palms would be like any other common English plant, there would be no challenge in growing it then, but if you were able to grow one and keep it alive then that would be really something, Like myself, I would like to be able to grow a Coconut palm or two, but the only way I'll be able to grow them is to move to the tropics or Ashia, but Tim we all like to dream and it's good to dream mate :) :)

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Re: Phoenix canariensis_CIDP

Post by Cathy » Wed Apr 29, 2009 7:54 am

A Question...

I am wondering, would a generous shot of palmbooster help?

Is it too early in the season for this?

Thanks for any advise, Cathy x

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Re: Phoenix canariensis_CIDP

Post by Dave Brown » Wed Apr 29, 2009 8:16 am

I must admit it was the CIDPs in Palma Mallorca that got me into exotic plants, so always have a special appeal to me. It was only about 20 years ago that they started to become available as plants, before that if you wanted one you had to grow it from seed or have it imported. It is only the DIY sheds that have made them as 'common as muck' and despite what they say they are not reliably hardy, which is what we are hearing on here. Over the years I have lost numerous CIDs for various reasons, most common to spear pull in the spring. :roll:

To me at my time of life, I have to go for something that can grow fast, and Phoenix canariensis_CIDP fit the bill perfectly. A 2 foot Butia will be a 10 foot Butia in 15 to 20 years, a Phoenix canariensis_CIDP can make at least double that growth. Obviously, everyone makes up their own mind about what they want to grow, but there will always be a place for Phoenix canariensis_CIDP in my garden :wink:
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Re: Phoenix canariensis_CIDP

Post by kentgardener » Wed Apr 29, 2009 8:21 am

I think I must have been lucky as mine has come through unscathed and is well into growth already. icon_cheers

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Re: Phoenix canariensis_CIDP

Post by Dave Brown » Wed Apr 29, 2009 8:46 am

kentgardener wrote:I think I must have been lucky as mine has come through unscathed and is well into growth already. icon_cheers

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John, I don't think it was luck, more location. :wink: I have lived in Dartford and Gavesend which are only 7 miles apart, but the climate is different. Dartford has a Outer London Suburb climate, but Gravesnd a Thames Estuary climate moderated by Esturial breezes. You are even closer to the Estury than me so the moderation may be more. Mixie lives a couple of miles more inland and seems to have copped much colder temps. :roll:
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Re: Phoenix canariensis_CIDP

Post by kentgardener » Wed Apr 29, 2009 8:55 am

good point - I am only half a mile from the estuary - but also protected from the winds because of the built up nature round here.

In fact I don't think I have lost any palms this winter icon_cheers

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Re: Phoenix canariensis_CIDP

Post by Nick » Wed Apr 29, 2009 11:35 am

Cathy with my record of speaking to soon, I also hope not, you know what I mean

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