LARGE Washingtonia palms in UK ? pics/links and info

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LARGE Washingtonia palms in UK ? pics/links and info

Post by Dave Brown » Tue Oct 29, 2013 5:27 pm

We need to start a survey of the larger Washingtonia palms in the UK. Billdango's idea :wink:

Some, like mine are well known and documented, but others seem to be tucked away and remain anonymous. If you know of a large Washingtonia let us know, and if possible post up a pic :)

Please only post on this topic if you are identifying a large palm or posting a pic of one. Use the general discussion topic for general Washingtonia discussion.

PS by large we are talking 10ft (3m) plus :wink:

I'll start the ball rolling with mine which is about 11ft (3.5m) Taken back in August
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Re: Who knows of LARGE Washingtonia palms in UK ?

Post by Rob S » Tue Oct 29, 2013 8:28 pm

This is one i posted on the EPS forum last week, spotted by Axel;

https://maps.google.co.uk/maps?q=darlas ... 93.68,,0,0


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Re: Who knows of LARGE Washingtonia palms in UK ?

Post by Rob S » Tue Oct 29, 2013 8:30 pm

Not forgetting the Daddy;
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Re: Who knows of LARGE Washingtonia palms in UK ?

Post by Axel » Tue Oct 29, 2013 9:03 pm

yes, Rob and me did a little investigation to find that one :wink:

here is another that was portrayed on this forum some years ago and is still growing strong.

http://goo.gl/maps/tbj9x


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Re: Who knows of LARGE Washingtonia palms in UK ?

Post by Leigh » Tue Oct 29, 2013 9:28 pm

Used to drive past this last year and it is taller than this old street view pic, trunk is filling out nicely, never seen it protected. Might have a look tomorrow see how it's getting on
There are taller one's around Pompey just got to remember where they are, where's Nathan


https://maps.google.co.uk/maps?q=89+Fra ... 17,,1,6.19
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Re: Who knows of LARGE Washingtonia palms in UK ?

Post by derrick » Tue Oct 29, 2013 9:44 pm

Some in Bournemouth this is one of them also Cosham near Portsmouth and Weymouth and Hasting no photos of them sorry .The 2nd photo is a double trunk in hamble not so big but rare .
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Re: Who knows of LARGE Washingtonia palms in UK ?

Post by Daniel » Tue Oct 29, 2013 9:51 pm

This one is growing in Sandsfoot Gardens, Weymouth. (sorry to people that saw it on the EPS although this photo was taken on a sunnier day).

Three of the four were planted at the same time but the one of the left has grown like a rocket compared to the others. The one planted in the shadiest conditions was killed in Winter 2010 and replaced in Spring 2011. It is the other one in the foreground.
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Re: Who knows of LARGE Washingtonia palms in UK ?

Post by derrick » Tue Oct 29, 2013 9:57 pm

All the Washy I see that look good are next to a wall or building .


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Re: Who knows of LARGE Washingtonia palms in UK ?

Post by cruefan » Tue Oct 29, 2013 10:31 pm

Heres one in Chingford, London E4 , photo taken in april so it looks a lot better now after the summer.I'll see if i can get a picture update later in the week.
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Re: Who knows of LARGE Washingtonia palms in UK ?

Post by fieldfest » Wed Oct 30, 2013 2:51 pm

if you geotag your pics on flickr, join the HTUK group* ( http://www.flickr.com/groups/htuk ) then you can browse a map of all the large palms in the UK rather than guess at where they are

http://www.flickr.com/groups/htuk/pool/map?mode=group
only showing the ones I have uploaded and geotagged today

theres several washingtonias at ventnor, this pic is a couple of years old but they're still there
http://www.flickr.com/photos/73185768@N00/10574863464

*name change of group pending Daves approval

EDIT:if you go to http://www.flickr.com/map and click 'search the map' type 'washingtonia' and for location put 'UK' and it comes up with some big ones


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Re: Who knows of LARGE Washingtonia palms in UK ?

Post by Nathan » Wed Oct 30, 2013 3:09 pm

This is undoubtedly the biggest in the UK, growing at Tresco Abbey Gardens on the Isles of Scilly...
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Re: Who knows of LARGE Washingtonia palms in UK ?

Post by Nathan » Wed Oct 30, 2013 3:30 pm

Leigh wrote:Used to drive past this last year and it is taller than this old street view pic, trunk is filling out nicely, never seen it protected. Might have a look tomorrow see how it's getting on
There are taller one's around Pompey just got to remember where they are, where's Nathan


https://maps.google.co.uk/maps?q=89+Fra ... 17,,1,6.19
Yes that one is just around the corner from where I live & like you say never been protected. There are a few dotted about but some are in back gardens & can't be seen easily on street view, there is a big one in a back garden near the Co-op in Devonshire Avenue, but you can't see it very clearly on street view...

There are Barry's in Edmonton, north London & the big one at the Chelsea Physic Garden too:
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Re: Who knows of LARGE Washingtonia palms in UK ?

Post by Nathan » Wed Oct 30, 2013 3:53 pm

And my own Washingtonia, which is around 10/11ft, never been protected & was planted small... Photos from April 2013:

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Re: Who knows of LARGE Washingtonia palms in UK ?

Post by Nathan » Wed Oct 30, 2013 3:57 pm

kata wrote:I don't mean to seem critical having none of these palms,

Nathan, educate me.. :lol:

Is the Image barryw.jpg Palm almost dying? It all looks like dead leaves? I love the look of the Chelsea one.

Do the leaves drop off when they go gray and form new.

Like I say, I don't have any palm like that just a Trachicarpus.

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No Barry's palm just had some leaves frosted after a cold winter. He was also keeping the dead leaves on the trunk to form a 'skirt', something which Washingtonias do as they don't drop their dead fronds & in extreme cases the whole trunk can be covered, like this:

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Re: Who knows of LARGE Washingtonia palms in UK ?

Post by Rob S » Wed Oct 30, 2013 9:53 pm

This one would be quite large by now but not sure if it has survived

https://maps.google.co.uk/maps?q=canvey ... 66.73,,0,0


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