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Re: Palm ID needed

Yeah, the transplanted one is a Washingtonia--probably robusta [Mexican fan palm], but could be filifera [California fan palm]; a bit hard to tell for sure from this far away. The one labeled "queen" looks like a young queen [Syagrus romanzoffiana]. The mystery palm looks like a young kentia or sentry palm [Howea forsteriana]. The young palms will look a lot better in a couple of years. Give them lots of osmocote and water.

I think the Washingtonia is planted awfully close to that wall--future problem if it survives the transplanting. For now, I'd cut off all of the mature fronds; they're not going to come back but they will abet transpiration stress as long as they have any life in them. All the tree needs at this stage is a healthy, green crown [or bud] and lots of water. That trunk is nothing but a bundle of capillaries; digging without root pruning puts a lot of stress on that system.

On May 11, 2006, at 9:48 PM, Theresa Witt wrote:

Palm ID needed
Hi all- Anybody know what the mystery palm is? I have several shot of
the same tree. Also, is the transplanted palm a Mexican fan palm? And
what about the other one? Thanks!

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Island Jim
Southwest Florida
27.0 N, 82.4 W
Hardiness Zone 10
Heat Zone 10
Minimum 30 F [-1 C]
Maximum 100 F [38 C]

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