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BUTIA

Post by PTOC » Wed May 23, 2012 9:33 pm

Hi
Could anyone tell me which of the Butias is the most hardiest.

Thanks
Lee

billdango

Re: BUTIA

Post by billdango » Wed May 23, 2012 11:08 pm

Butia Capitata is perfectly hardy in Southampton.

As for the other species I just don't know,Maybe other forum members can advise you on this.

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jezza

Re: BUTIA

Post by jezza » Thu May 24, 2012 6:26 am

I'm in buckinghamshire not that far away from you and i have never been able to get a butia through winter. Eriospathia is supposed to be hardiest.....i think icon_scratch 8)

Rod

Re: BUTIA

Post by Rod » Thu May 24, 2012 6:28 am

PTOC wrote:Hi
Could anyone tell me which of the Butias is the most hardiest.

Thanks
Lee
Hi Lee ~ Butia eriospatha

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Re: BUTIA

Post by photonbucket » Thu May 24, 2012 6:26 pm

jezza wrote:I'm in buckinghamshire not that far away from you and i have never been able to get a butia through winter. Eriospathia is supposed to be hardiest.....i think icon_scratch 8)
Really? How mature are the ones you have tried? Do you try and protect them?

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Re: BUTIA

Post by redsquirrel » Thu May 24, 2012 8:58 pm

its more to do with jezzas winter lows,hes had Trachycarpus killing
temps
mars ROVER broken down. headgasket faillure

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Re: BUTIA

Post by billdango » Thu May 24, 2012 9:05 pm

I would like to try to grow Butia Eriospatha here in Southampton but I have never seen any for sale?

As Butia capitata grows well here Eriospatha should be a doddle.

billdango. :D

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Re: BUTIA

Post by Andy P » Thu May 24, 2012 9:11 pm

billdango wrote:I would like to try to grow Butia Eriospatha here in Southampton but I have never seen any for sale?

As Butia capitata grows well here Eriospatha should be a doddle.

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Nigels selling Butia Eriospathas Bill.

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Re: BUTIA

Post by jezza » Fri May 25, 2012 9:53 am

photonbucket wrote:
jezza wrote:I'm in buckinghamshire not that far away from you and i have never been able to get a butia through winter. Eriospathia is supposed to be hardiest.....i think icon_scratch 8)
Really? How mature are the ones you have tried? Do you try and protect them?
redsquirrel wrote:its more to do with jezzas winter lows,hes had Trachycarpus killing
temps
Chesham is twinned with greenland! :lol: -13c in '09/'10, -19c in '10/'11, -18c this feb. I started off with 6 trachys and i'm now down to three. Even one of george's large waggys has 4 fronds damaged this year.

The three capitatas i've had were only small 3 to 4 footers. I gave them all heavy protection but with winter temps in the minus teens they stood no chance. Every cordyline in the entire town was wiped out, numerous large phormiums around the town also killed off.

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Re: BUTIA

Post by jungle jas » Fri May 25, 2012 5:28 pm

Hi, Lee, this is not as easy to answer as you may think! Erios are regarded as the best suited for the UK. This is due to there ability to stand more wet than the rest, and not because they can the stand the cold any better. What are the minimum temperature you have had over the last 2 winters, and are you in a high or low rainfall area in the winter?

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Post by billdango » Fri May 25, 2012 8:31 pm

jungle jas wrote:Hi, Lee, this is not as easy to answer as you may think! Erios are regarded as the best suited for the UK. This is due to there ability to stand more wet than the rest, and not because they can the stand the cold any better. What are the minimum temperature you have had over the last 2 winters, and are you in a high or low rainfall area in the winter?

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Thanks Jungle Jas

I will give E Bay a try.

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Re: BUTIA

Post by redsquirrel » Fri May 25, 2012 8:55 pm

i can send a couple of two yr olds if you fancy trying from small Bill, i owe you one icon_thumright
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Re: BUTIA

Post by jungle jas » Sat May 26, 2012 6:18 am

billdango wrote:
jungle jas wrote:Hi, Lee, this is not as easy to answer as you may think! Erios are regarded as the best suited for the UK. This is due to there ability to stand more wet than the rest, and not because they can the stand the cold any better. What are the minimum temperature you have had over the last 2 winters, and are you in a high or low rainfall area in the winter?

Billdango, Try EBay I bought a nice one 4 years ago and still have it. icon_thumright

Thanks Jungle Jas

I will give E Bay a try.

rgd billdango icon_thumleft
They have some on eBay at the moment, £69-00 for 1.5M if you fancy something bigger.
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Re: BUTIA

Post by billdango » Sat May 26, 2012 11:18 pm

redsquirrel wrote:i can send a couple of two yr olds if you fancy trying from small Bill, i owe you one icon_thumright
Thanks for your offer Redsquirrel.

I really need a plant that is at least a metre high as at my age of 67 I won't be around to see it get to a reasonable size?

Thanks again.

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