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Bismarckia growth

Discussion in 'PALM TREES - WHERE TROPICAL STARTS' started by ScotTi, Sep 30, 2008.

  1. ScotTi

    ScotTi Esteemed Member

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    This palm was planted from 5gal pot in 2000. Pictures show growth 2004 (1st pic) and now 2008.
     

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  2. Scott,

    Congratulations, this is nice palm .
    I see they are planting more Bismarckias in Costa Rica too, mostly as a centerpiece ,they are outstanding because of their metallic shine .

    Saludos
     
  3. Dypsisdean

    Dypsisdean Administrator Staff Member

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    Good Job Scott,

    I wish more people would keep track and post more "before and after" pics. Me included.
     
  4. ScotTi

    ScotTi Esteemed Member

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    When I purchased the Bismarckia in 2000 they were hard to get. Now I see them planted in public places. This year they put in a Hartline Bus Transfer Station a few miles from me and planted around 14 Bismarckias in the landscape. All have aprox. 12' of clear trunks. I need to get a picture of them,it really is eye catching. I also have 2 other Bismarckias but they have not grown as fast.
     

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  5. ScotTi

    ScotTi Esteemed Member

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    All grown up and she is still a virgin palm.
     

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  6. junglegal

    junglegal Esteemed Member

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    Awesome..one of my favorite palms. I planted one in my front yard. Had a bit of set back from the winter but is pushing on. I wish these were planted more often in St. Pete.
     
  7. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    I think that one's "found" the lake and is drinking to the fullest.
     
  8. Dypsisdean

    Dypsisdean Administrator Staff Member

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    Still one of my favorite habitat pics.

    A vast plateau of Bismarkias in Madagascar
     

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  9. Peachy

    Peachy Active Member

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    mine has been in the ground 5 years now and still yet to trunk....bloody thing is taking forever.
    Peachy
     
  10. ScotTi

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    Here are 2 more of my Bismarckias, the growth rate has been slower on these 2. These have received the same care as the larger one. The growth rate on these picked up in the last 2 years. At least I can walk under them now.
     

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  11. Jane_Whitt

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    Very attractive Palm
     
  12. amazondk

    amazondk Well-Known Member

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    Dean,

    The trees in the picture seem to be just growing randomly in the field. Is there any relationship to damp spots or the like. They sure do seem to be a tough palm. Mine do well in our dry season which can be brutal.

    dk
     
  13. Dypsisdean

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    Sorry Don - not my pic. That is my SoCal friend Gary Levine's pic from his trip to Madagascar. And I doubt he knows the answer - but I could be wrong. I imagined that as a pic from the road as he was driving along. The only thing I remember is that he said these type of areas were burned a lot of the time.
     
  14. Lanthinum

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    These pictures are really great. The palms look very healthy. The leaves are great! It is very elegant to look at.
     
  15. ScotTi

    ScotTi Esteemed Member

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    My Bizzy boy coming into flower last year helped my Bizzy girl. The lawn is glow in purple blades. I must have mowed them once before noticing them. Img_6670.jpg Img_6673.jpg Img_6672.jpg
     
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  16. Dypsisdean

    Dypsisdean Administrator Staff Member

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    It's good to know this is one of those palms that will probably always be around due to how prolific they can be.
     

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