two giant potted palm trees - £35.94 delivered via groupon gardeningexpress.co.uk
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two giant potted palm trees - £35.94 delivered via groupon gardeningexpress.co.uk

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Found 6th Jul 2013
we have had four of these palm trees in our garden and they look gorgeous . we love florida and tried to make our garden a little bit floridaresque .
these palms are delivered already potted at a nice height of upto 150cm (five feet). you have an option of buying two (£29.99) or four (£54.99) plus a reasonable £5.95 delivery per order .these are available via "groupon".the price seems very good as when we got ours they were around £40 for just one and were smaller than these
as these get bigger you upsize their pots thus increasing their foliage width and height or simply plant them in the ground at the beginning .

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hi,are they soft foilage or sharp edged ? thanks for any replies...

what happens in the winter can you leave them outside

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billingtonrover

hi,are they soft foilage or sharp edged ? thanks for any replies...


mine are very sharp at around the base of the stems as the leaves are spike like and not good for children as they could poke an eye . the leaves are soft around mid height upwards .
Edited by: "cadmus" 6th Jul 2013

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mum1964

what happens in the winter can you leave them outside


they claim they cope perfectly well down to 6 degrees C.mine have been in alot colder but i wrap the black soft mesh (from garden centers) around them for extra protection.
there is a excellent website regarding these and its called "hardy tropicals". there is everything you would need to know about them on here.

Nice, been buying these from Morrisons at £15 but these could be bigger Supplied at a height of up to 150cm
...and then again they could be a whole lot smaller "up to" 150cm

Very good price for this size. Whoever has voted cold please explain your reasons?

Ive bought these from Costco for a lot less. £12 inc vat. didn't last a harsh winter though.

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k4mmy

Ive bought these from Costco for a lot less. £12 inc vat. didn't last a … Ive bought these from Costco for a lot less. £12 inc vat. didn't last a harsh winter though.


you hit the nail on the head .... you pay for what you get

I work in a palm nursery so I can confidently tell you these are not the hardiest of the palms but they are one of the quicker growing ones. During the really cold winters like we have experienced in the last couple of years these will need protecting ! Using string or bungee cords gather all the fronds together so the snow cannot get into the core of the palm and cover in fleece. If planting out keep well watered until established if leaving in pot they will need regular watering ! Try not to plant in a very windy area or the fronds will look raggedy. Good price Heat added !

I'm a collector of palms and gave up on these as they are not hardy at all.

Looks like phoenix canariensis had a few of these in the past. if so extremely unlikely to survive the winter outside unless well sheltered or brought under cover.

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alfa111

I'm a collector of palms and gave up on these as they are not hardy at … I'm a collector of palms and gave up on these as they are not hardy at all.


mine are growing nicely and about 4 years old now but their are absolutely huge ones where i live near southsea seafront and must be thirty years old so why are they not dead ... its the way you look after them when it matters

laserface

Looks like phoenix canariensis had a few of these in the past. if so … Looks like phoenix canariensis had a few of these in the past. if so extremely unlikely to survive the winter outside unless well sheltered or brought under cover.


Depends where you are in the country, they do really well in the south / south east of the country !
Edited by: "sarahloub" 6th Jul 2013

If you'd seen the ways these were handled at dispatch you'd think twice.

sarahloub

Depends where you are in the country, they do really well in the south / … Depends where you are in the country, they do really well in the south / south east of the country !



Not here in Windsor they don't, they have never survived in my garden or friends. Cornwall maybe even then they would still need to be well sheltered over winter
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