foxy lady going down

Discussion in 'PALM TREES - WHERE TROPICAL STARTS' started by junglegal, Dec 9, 2015.

  1. junglegal

    junglegal Esteemed Member

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    I had this installed april 2014. A field grown specimen from south florida. I knew it had a lean but during the dig to move it up here, the trunked got cracked a bit being dug up. I knew it happened but made the decision to plant it regardless. Well, it's weeping black gunk now & throwing short fronds. I find myself uneasy mowing around it for fear of it falling. It's coming out soon. Hate to see a 27' palm culled. This palm had a great back story,seed from an original gone now south FL palm society member. At least I have one other healthy foxy. You win some & lose some
     

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    junglegal Esteemed Member

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    The healthy foxy
     

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  3. Dypsisdean

    Dypsisdean Administrator Staff Member

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    You always hate to lose a mature palm. And the older you get, the more it hurts - knowing you may not have the decades it takes sometimes to grow another up to size.

    But - one good thing about those Foxy Ladies - they are rocket ships once they put on some trunk. So find a nice 15 gal somewhere, get it in the ground, and in 10 years you will have another that size.
     
  4. junglegal

    junglegal Esteemed Member

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    I bought a bizzie to replace it. I figured with limited space, I may as well diversify instead of repeat.
     

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