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 Queen Palm - Late Summer Update 
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Post Queen Palm - Late Summer Update
Time for an update on my small Queen Palm / 3-years on and its still alive and growing better now than it ever has :D
Its gone through 3-winters / 3-springs / 3-summers and 3-autumns - did not think it would still be here 3-years later.
So this has been a very interesting experiment for me. This has to be the most ON-THE-EDGE Palm i am growing at the moment outside and unprotected all year round.
Here it is.

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Fri Feb 27, 2015 6:56 am
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Post Re: Queen Palm - Late Summer Update
Well done!

What's the lowest temp it has seen? And what were daytime temps during the coldest part of the year?


Fri Feb 27, 2015 10:00 am
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Post Re: Queen Palm - Late Summer Update
Josh76 wrote:
Well done!

What's the lowest temp it has seen? And what were daytime temps during the coldest part of the year?


Hi Josh
Coldest temp this Palm has seen, since planted out is -4°c, and that was when the palm was smaller.
Approximately 33% of the days in June & July drop below 0°c during Winter here, so it can see many consecutive frosts in a row.
Daytime temps during Winter average: 10°c-13°c ( Days can be as cold as 5°c and as hot as 22°c during winter )

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Fri Feb 27, 2015 7:19 pm
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Post Re: Queen Palm - Late Summer Update
Give it plenty of water and high N fertilizers. My neighbor does that and his went from 5 gallon to "I can see them 3 blocks away" height over a few years. Queen palms can handle 9a,9b is no problem at all.
Also- they thrive in San Francsico if given the water and N,so they dont need hot summers to grow natural trunks and a decent canopy of fronds. Not like Florida,but good enough.


Sat Feb 28, 2015 2:04 am
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Post Re: Queen Palm - Late Summer Update
Stan wrote:
Give it plenty of water and high N fertilizers. My neighbor does that and his went from 5 gallon to "I can see them 3 blocks away" height over a few years. Queen palms can handle 9a,9b is no problem at all.
Also- they thrive in San Francsico if given the water and N,so they dont need hot summers to grow natural trunks and a decent canopy of fronds. Not like Florida,but good enough.



Hi Stan,
Yes i have fertilised it, and it seems to have worked.

Here is me next to it, to give you some scale

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Sat Feb 28, 2015 4:31 am
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Post Re: Queen Palm - Late Summer Update
I would suggest a well be dug around it..give it deep watering. You have great soils..black when wet,that grey when dry.
You also might want to mound the soil a bit around the trunk. It looks a little high Rod. I can see roots.
I notice my front yard Howea responded to that. It also ended any rocking in windy weather.


Sat Feb 28, 2015 10:01 pm
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Post Re: Queen Palm - Late Summer Update
Nice :wink: It's higher than you :!:
-4° its' a good score for a young Syagrus.Is'n'it too slow?

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Sun Mar 01, 2015 5:59 pm
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Post Re: Queen Palm - Late Summer Update
Stan wrote:
I would suggest a well be dug around it..give it deep watering. You have great soils..black when wet,that grey when dry.
You also might want to mound the soil a bit around the trunk. It looks a little high Rod. I can see roots.
I notice my front yard Howea responded to that. It also ended any rocking in windy weather.


Hi Stan - I have been giving it lashings of water this Summer, as we have had hardly any rain. And have already mounded some extra soil around the trunk for support.

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Wed Mar 04, 2015 6:11 am
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Post Re: Queen Palm - Late Summer Update
HARRYMANAE wrote:
Nice :wink: It's higher than you :!:
-4° its' a good score for a young Syagrus.Is'n'it too slow?


Hi Harry - Its started to grow better now ( First two years were really slow )

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23.0°c / 13.5°c

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Wed Mar 04, 2015 6:12 am
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Post Re: Queen Palm - Late Summer Update
Here is the trunk development from 2013 to 2017


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Wed Oct 04, 2017 11:51 pm
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Post Re: Queen Palm - Late Summer Update
And next to my Grandson

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Wed Oct 04, 2017 11:53 pm
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Another shot

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Coldest Month
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