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Sabal minor.

Post by karl66 » Mon May 27, 2013 9:34 am

Who else think's this is a waste of time in most uk gardens?, I realise they are slow but mine does absolutely nothing apart from take space up!. Unless there grown under glass we don't get the heat for them, the one I have is also a decent size with three small trunk's. karl.


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Re: Sabal minor.

Post by Steph » Mon May 27, 2013 10:49 am

What were you expecting?
They are hot place palms.


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Re: Sabal minor.

Post by karl66 » Mon May 27, 2013 12:22 pm

:roll: So are palm's such as brahea amarta, jubaea chillenis........... they still grow in my garden!, my point is there a crappe palm to grow in uk full stop. karl.


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Re: Sabal minor.

Post by GREVILLE » Mon May 27, 2013 10:55 pm

My tiddler hardly moved for years before disappearing a few winters ago. Have just obtained a large replacement. Cooking it in the greenhouse at the moment but will plant it out in my hottest spot soon and give it a diet of hot water on a regular basis.


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Re: Sabal minor.

Post by Vagetarian » Tue May 28, 2013 12:54 pm

karl66 wrote::roll: So are palm's such as brahea amarta, jubaea chillenis........... they still grow in my garden!, my point is there a crappe palm to grow in uk full stop. karl.
I think S. minor comes from a hotter place than either J. chilensis or B. armata.


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Re: Sabal minor.

Post by mixiepalms » Tue May 28, 2013 2:00 pm

sabals are hardy given heat in the day time,
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Re: Sabal minor.

Post by karl66 » Tue May 28, 2013 2:28 pm

Well the way our weather's performing there's little chance of that!! :lol: . karl.


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Re: Sabal minor.

Post by Nathan » Tue May 28, 2013 4:07 pm

I know of a couple of people near me that have Sabal minor growing in their gardens & although not the fastest growing palm they do grow & have survived the last few cold winters without any damage...
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Re: Sabal minor.

Post by karl66 » Tue May 28, 2013 5:44 pm

Nathan, mine has no winter damage but it also has not done a thing after being planted last year. karl.


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Re: Sabal minor.

Post by MikeC » Tue May 28, 2013 5:45 pm

I'm on the lookout for a decent sized sabal causiarum at a good price.

http://www.cloudforest.com/cafe/species ... t4209.html

Biggest leaves, hardy.

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Re: Sabal minor.

Post by Nathan » Wed May 29, 2013 10:26 am

karl66 wrote:Nathan, mine has no winter damage but it also has not done a thing after being planted last year. karl.
Well it may need more time to settle in? They do grow down here...
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Re: Sabal minor.

Post by miketropic » Wed May 29, 2013 11:20 am

I shouldnt even comment with our 30c+ summers but they do great for me and our winters are far colder. even here they are slow but I really nice one looks wonderful. I have a few types but the "cape hatteras giant" is my fav and it moves at a decent rate. My sabal "birmingham" is as slow as it gets as well as my "mccurtain"
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Re: Sabal minor.

Post by karl66 » Wed May 29, 2013 3:23 pm

Nathan, totally different ball game in Portsmouth m8, you can also grow canary date palm's!, & a host of other's I cant. karl.


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Re: Sabal minor.

Post by Nathan » Wed May 29, 2013 10:37 pm

karl66 wrote:Nathan, totally different ball game in Portsmouth m8, you can also grow canary date palm's!, & a host of other's I cant. karl.
Yes winters may be milder here, but I can't see that summer temperatures would be that different, which it seems is the factor for getting them to grow...
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