Long / Wide Frond Plam for UK suggestions

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Long / Wide Frond Plam for UK suggestions

Post by Kristen » Mon Jul 30, 2012 10:58 am

Are there any palms suitable for the UK that grow with long fronds, like the one below. I don't mine it being in a pot and lugging it into the unheated conservatory for the Winter, provided that growing in a pot will allow it to make long fronds :)
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Long Frond Palm
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Long Frond Palm
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Re: Long / Wide Frond Plam for UK suggestions

Post by Kristen » Mon Jul 30, 2012 10:58 am

Also thinking about a "wide" frond palm too:
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Wide Frond Palm
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Wide Frond Palm
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Re: Long / Wide Frond Plam for UK suggestions

Post by Nathan » Mon Jul 30, 2012 11:20 am

If you want something that looks like a Coconut then you could go for a Parajubaea, which you could plant in a tub & drag inside for the winter... If you just wanted a long leaved feather palm then there are lots to chose from which would do well outside in the summer/conservatory in winter...

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Re: Long / Wide Frond Plam for UK suggestions

Post by billdango » Mon Jul 30, 2012 5:23 pm

I would think a Ravenea Rivularis palm would look good and do well in a large pot as it can take cool weather.

A wide leaf Sabel species would be a good 2nd choice as well for your other pot as they are also fairly cold hardy?

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Re: Long / Wide Frond Plam for UK suggestions

Post by greendragon » Mon Jul 30, 2012 8:22 pm

Syagrus but it would need to stay over 5*c.
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Re: Long / Wide Frond Plam for UK suggestions

Post by greendragon » Mon Jul 30, 2012 8:22 pm

Syagrus but it would need to stay over 5*c.
2012 Highest Temp - May 24th: 27*C / 25th July: 28*c
2012 Lowest Temp - Febuary 3rd: -6*C
2013 Highest Temp - 13th July: 30*c
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Re: Long / Wide Frond Plam for UK suggestions

Post by jungle jas » Mon Jul 30, 2012 10:27 pm

If you are still young!!!!!!!!!!! There is only one feather palm for UK climate, Jubaea! Plant it and forget it for the next twenty years. :lol: icon_thumright
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Re: Long / Wide Frond Plam for UK suggestions

Post by billdango » Mon Jul 30, 2012 11:20 pm

jungle jas wrote:If you are still young!!!!!!!!!!! There is only one feather palm for UK climate, Jubaea! Plant it and forget it for the next twenty years. :lol: icon_thumright
I've already got one :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:


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Re: Long / Wide Frond Plam for UK suggestions

Post by Rob S » Tue Jul 31, 2012 10:23 pm

billdango wrote:
jungle jas wrote:If you are still young!!!!!!!!!!! There is only one feather palm for UK climate, Jubaea! Plant it and forget it for the next twenty years. :lol: icon_thumright
I've already got one :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
Don't think you can plant one in Suffolk and forget it for twenty years with complete confidence that it will still be alive in the spring! :?


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Re: Long / Wide Frond Plam for UK suggestions

Post by khaskings » Tue Jul 31, 2012 10:45 pm

I agree with billdango - Ravenea rivularis. I overwintered one in the canteen at work. It got ~19C every day and almost exclusively fluorescent lighting with very little natural light and it's grown really well. You will have to be careful introducing back into the natural daylight as their leaves are sensitive, but they prefer part shade anyway.
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Re: Long / Wide Frond Plam for UK suggestions

Post by Rod » Wed Aug 01, 2012 3:07 am

Hi Kristen
Long leaved feather palm for a pot, try Ravenea glauca

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Re: Long / Wide Frond Plam for UK suggestions

Post by khaskings » Wed Aug 01, 2012 5:43 pm

The plant I referred to earlier. It's in a 40 litre pot. 4 full leaves put out since November 2011 with 2 spikes coming through.
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