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Offline Clemens

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Hardy palms wanted
« on: July 26, 2015, 21:54:03 PM »
Hi guys.

Does anyone perhaps know of a nursery/private person in SA that stock some of the species below? It is possible to get seeds from the US, but many of these are desert plants and really slow growing.

Would appreciate any leads.

Trithrinax campestris
Brahea armata
Chamaerops humilis var. cerifera
Nannorrhops arabica (Silver)

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Re: Hardy palms wanted
« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2015, 09:38:09 AM »
Hi Clemens

Are you swopping clivia etc for palms now :o

I can't help you - the only palms I possess are pony tail ones!  but will find out from a chap we know who has a nursery - they have countless palms for sale and grow them on a huge farm nearby. 

That gives me a good excuse to visit the nursery.

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Re: Hardy palms wanted
« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2015, 13:11:54 PM »
Hi Rena.

No not swapping, just diversifying... and adapting to a difficult climate to garden in. From -7'C to 43'C, the previous winter and the past summer's extremes.

It baffles me that we have such a limited range of palms available in SA. We are so boring. My dad used to grow a variety, and he even imported Butia seedlings from Holland when they were still hard to come by here.

Hope to get some good news from you.

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Re: Hardy palms wanted
« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2015, 11:10:51 AM »
Clemens
Whilst I cannot send you seed of the palms you requested
I can send you some from downunder
However we had a cyclonic storm in April which blew the seeds down so you would have to wait till next year.
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Re: Hardy palms wanted
« Reply #4 on: August 09, 2015, 17:26:15 PM »
Hi Abby.

For curiosity sake, are some of the species I listed available in the nursery trade in Aus?

The species I listed would do well in the arid interior.

Seeds will always be appreciated.

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Re: Hardy palms wanted
« Reply #5 on: September 07, 2015, 12:52:40 PM »
Yo Clemens

Have not seen any of the ones you listed in our nurseries  :)
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