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bargain date palm

bargain date palm (pheonix date palm)

got these at B&Q on Saturday..absolute bargain at 50p each they are 2ft high and in perfect condition

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whoa! that is a bargain!

22 Jan, 2014


A fantastic bargain. Is it the outdoor one or is it a house plant?

22 Jan, 2014


I didn't know there was an outdoor one would be great in a tropical themed area.

22 Jan, 2014


CK my daughter has a Trachycarpus fortunei (Chusan palm) I did a blog on it showing it flowering in NE Somerset on 27.7.10. The female one has bluish dates which are not really edible. It is supposed to be hardy to -18deg. I also showed her spectacularly flowering cordyline which is in the same border.

22 Jan, 2014


these are outdoor ones
. I've grown these successfully before. I plant them in large flowerpots and feed with bonemeal once a year

They are half hardy and do fine in my south facing garden in central Scotland :-)) with a wee bit of protection if temps go to -degrees in winter

23 Jan, 2014


aha! I hadn't realised that Trachycarpus fortunei is a date! That's fascinating..thanks!

23 Jan, 2014

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