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Re: Coweta OK palm update
Posted by Ryan Monroe LA on 4/5/2017, 5:47 pm, in reply to "Coweta OK palm update"
It's rare to see any kind of Washingtonia winter killed here, even robustas, so I guess I am not particularly surprised. I think the falls in the mid-South are more suited to hardening off of plants than the deep Southeast.
And as has been pointed out below, it takes a long, long, LONG, time for large Sabal and Butia transplants to establish and start to grow well again unless they are really planted right and watered consistently the first year. Hurricane cut Sabals that are just plopped in the ground here and not irrigated often take 5-10 years to get really healthy. My large Butia transplant is still really not there after ten years. I did not monitor the planting, so it could be depth-related. I advocate planting potted palms wherever feasible because they will catch up in short order and generally look more impressive.