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Seeking update on long-term Jubaeas in Southeast
Edited by Ryan Monroe LA on 7/19/2019, 3:25 pm
Posted by Ryan Monroe LA
on 7/19/2019, 11:19 am
I was hoping someone could provide updates on any of the larger Jubaeas in the Southeastern US. I had heard rumors a few years back that the very large one in Tamar Meyer's former garden in Rock Hill, SC had suddenly died. Is this true? There were also rumors of other sizable jubaeas around Raleigh and in South Carolina, but I never saw pictures of them. There was one at the Anniston, Alabama Natural History Museum that appeared much larger than mine in 2010, and I was hoping to get an update on that one from someone who is nearby. I know Tony in Dallas had one as well that was quite large but somewhat affected by shade and competition with Bamboo. Any updates would be appreciated. I am not on Facebook and I guess that is where most of the web traffic on palms has moved these days.
I have a Jubaea that I planted as a 3-gallon in 2007 that has grown to 8-10' tall over the years. I've never really seen any sign of problems with it and the climate here in North Lousiana, and this has been the wettest year ever. It's been through 24" rain events in March and 16" tropical storms. But in general our summers often are droughtier than most would suspect. Here is an updated picture with a basketball for scale: