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Post Syagrus in Brest is blooming
the northermost Syagrus on this planet is blooming. It took 20 years to do! All the pics except the first one were taken today.

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EDIT I forgot to add that it is growing in the city of Brest!

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Yves Le Guen


Thu Jan 11, 2018 11:10 pm
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Post Re: Syagrus in Brest is blooming
That's outstanding, Yves. Thanks for sharing.

I don't recall ever seeing a Syagrus in France (and I'm from the south of France) so it's quite amazing to see one in Brest.


Fri Jan 12, 2018 5:09 pm
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Post Re: Syagrus in Brest is blooming
Hi Romain,
I know at least one in Biarritz, and they are quite common on the french riviera between Nice and Menton especially since all the Phœnix are killed by the red palm weevil. The cities replace them by Syagrus as they seem immune, well not for long.

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Sat Jan 13, 2018 3:49 am
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Post Re: Syagrus in Brest is blooming
Salut:
Good achievement there!
You are at 48ºN latitude, right?
What´s you climate like? I mean, min. max. temp. sunshine hours, warmest ever, coldest ever, rainfall, etc.
Is this reliable?
http://www.weatherbase.com/weather/weat ... est-France
Au revoir.

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Post Re: Syagrus in Brest is blooming
Looks great. Actually the green droopy fronds look more like in habitat then they do here in California.


Wed Jan 17, 2018 8:59 pm
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Post Re: Syagrus in Brest is blooming
julrodmes wrote:
Salut:
Good achievement there!
You are at 48ºN latitude, right?
What´s you climate like? I mean, min. max. temp. sunshine hours, warmest ever, coldest ever, rainfall, etc.
Is this reliable?
http://www.weatherbase.com/weather/weat ... est-France
Au revoir.


Hola Julio,
Those data are from the Brest airport which is about 15 kms inland to the east, it's a 9a zone. The city center and the coast are milder, drier and sunnier, mostly a zone 9b with some 10a spots. During a cold snap I have plus 3°C or more than the airport.

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Yves Le Guen


Fri Jan 19, 2018 7:07 pm
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Post Re: Syagrus in Brest is blooming
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Thanks David. I needed the geographical help. Frostless winters that far north must make some incredible gardens compared to what exist inland.


Hi Stan,

Yes we have some nice gardens like the exotical garden on Batz island or the one in Roscoff. Here are some pics of Ropalostylis bauerii, sapida, an avocado and many zone 10 plants growing happily for 30 years now !. Well avocados trees are not uncommon, I know a half dozen that produce fruits!


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Post Re: Syagrus in Brest is blooming
Hi, Ives:
9b, with 10a spots? pretty much like it here!
It´s amazing to see those palms growing that far north! Do you know that "Fous de palmier" forum member living in Concarneau, who has got an astonishing garden? Could you tell us what he and you all can grow up there?
Do you know of any fruiting Syagrus, Archontophoenix or Howea along the Atlantic coast of France? I assume they do in Cote d´azur, don´t they?
Those avocados are bigger than mine. Why don´t you try Guavas? (Psidium guajava). Mine are not very big this year.
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