Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Pindo Palms are the best gas station palms (I'm pretty sure this is a Pindo!)
Cistus Nursery lists, or did list, a selection of Butia capitata, they grew from seeds collected from a row a plants growing at a Shell Station in South Carolina. I've seen those plants in fruit and they're wonderful. Well here's another gas station Pindo. I expect they like the heat and the inevitably dry soil. I remember reading that they are marginally hardy to Washington DC, which is likely not true but it would be fun to try one in a hot protected microclimate. Maybe with protection for the first year and luck it could last a few years. Or more? Probably not, but it is one of the palms that they box stores are selling as "cold hardy", so the experiment wouldn't have to be expensive....
Posted by ChrisU at 2:35 AM