Edited by WSimpson NC on 4/14/2017, 3:49 pm
My Med Fan is flowering . One year I had red seeds on this plant . Maybe again this year .
Overview of the Med Fan palm on the left , and on the right is the biggest Butia I've seen in Winston-Salem or anywhere in the area :
My Washy put on about 3-4 feet of trunk last season . You can see that where the fronds hang straight down ( " the skirt " , and the extreme lowest part of the picture ) is the end of the year before last year's growth , and the more upright petioles that are hanging down a little , or sideways , or upright , is last year's growth . I'll have to cut off all the fronds this winter to protect it since it'll be too much trouble to protect it after this season . Those things will cut you to shreds . Of course if it stays above 17F next winter I won't protect it and it will have its skirt for another season .
Lastly , the MOAM ( Mother Of All Manihots ) . I should have cut the trunks higher . You can see live new growth right up to the top of where the trunks were cut a couple of weeks ago .
Thanks for looking .
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