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Re: Post-winter large palm update from Coweta OK
Wes and John from the Tulsa area, who used to post here, told me that 25 to 30 fronds per growing season was the average growth rate for washingtonias in Oklahoma. They also had good success in growing them to large sizes by cutting most of the fronds off, wrapping them in a cloth layer, then a water proof layer on top. When moisture is kept out of the crown, they do seem to behave like deciduous palms.
Butias and palmetto can take lower temps without showing damage, but their recovery rate just can't compare with the washingtonias.
The best option might just be to buy some large trachycarpus though. At larger sizes they can take some mighty cold temps, before showing damage.
I am also interested to see how my S. birminghams and trachycarpus takil perform here though. I am interested to see how large I can grow them. They've already proven to be more hardy than similar palms from their respective genera, at similar sizes. But that is just my experience with my little collection.
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