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....

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