Copernicia macroglossa

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  1. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Copernicia macroglossa.jpg Copernicia macroglossa (2).jpg Copernicia macroglossa (3).jpg Copernicia macroglossa planted about 13 years ago from a three gallon container.

    2nd photo same palm with 7 gallon container for scale.

    3rd photo same palm shot from my roof for aerial view. :)
     
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  2. Dypsisdean

    Dypsisdean Administrator Staff Member

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    Good job MooseMan - I have yet to ever try one of those. So many species, so little time.

    Has to be one of the easiest palms to ID.
     
  3. Moose

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    Dean - I would suggest that you get one in the ground as soon as you can. Select an area that has good sun exposure with 5 ft. radius of clearance for future spread. These are very slow to start. This palm developes a very deep root system (like all Copernicias) with little leaf production. Once the large root system is established, the growth rate increases significantly but would never be considered fast. With your amount of percipitation and quality soil - it should be much faster than here in Southern Florida.
     
  4. Mandrew968

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    I don't know... They love HEAT. Nice job, Moose!
     
  5. Jeff Searle

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    Yea, and Dean's garden is something near 8,000 foot elevation(???). Lol.....stick to azaleas.
     
  6. Moose

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    Copernicia macroglossa 1.JPG Copernicia macroglossa 2.JPG Its even bigger nearly a year later. I think its growing a foot a year now ;)
     
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  7. Dypsisdean

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    How did I miss this snark earlier.

    But no problems now that I belong to the IPS - International Pine Society.
     
  8. Dypsisdean

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    Another nicely grown specimen. But even more remarkable is the photo is in focus. :)
     
  9. Moose

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    Copernicia macroglossa 1.JPG Copernicia macroglossa 2.JPG And now ... :)
     
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  10. Moose

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    Copernicia macroglossa 3.JPG Copernicia macroglossa 4.JPG And another one. This is my first flowering Copernicia. There is not another flowering around here for miles that I am aware of. The seed should be true if the pollinators do their thing. Unfortunately, the first flowering on palms usually don't produce many viable seeds. Only time will tell. :D
     
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  11. Moose

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    Hey Dean - here is your focus. The fruits have taken and are turning color. I gotta a sneaky suspicion that we got some viable seed going on here. :happy-dance::GardenLove

    DSCN2655.JPG DSCN2656.JPG
     

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