Windmill palm in Chicago

rosekucharApril 19, 2014

Going to need a bigger box next year!

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rosekuchar

Unwrapping

    Bookmark   April 19, 2014 at 4:57PM
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rosekuchar

It really grew a lot over the winter

    Bookmark   April 19, 2014 at 4:58PM
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rosekuchar

It's blooming big time!

    Bookmark   April 19, 2014 at 4:59PM
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rosekuchar

No frost damage at all

    Bookmark   April 19, 2014 at 5:01PM
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rosekuchar

We had a terrible winter! I wasn't sure it was going to make it without damage but not a bit of damage, it's like I just wrapped it and it grew a good foot or two over the winter.

    Bookmark   April 19, 2014 at 5:05PM
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rosekuchar

This picture is from April 2013 when we unwrapped it last spring, you can see that it's almost touching the top of the box in this years pics.

    Bookmark   April 19, 2014 at 5:23PM
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chadec(N.C.7b)

Very nice palm. You did a great job with its protection. Doesnt look like it has even been through winter. That box is getting out of hand. Your going to have to switch to mummy wrapping in a few years.

    Bookmark   April 19, 2014 at 10:22PM
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rosekuchar

NO! It will die lol, just make a taller box

    Bookmark   April 19, 2014 at 10:31PM
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williamr

Wow! That is one of the healthiest looking windmill palms I have seen. A lot healthier looking than mine and mine doesn't look bad at all. That must have been the ultimate protection.

    Bookmark   April 19, 2014 at 11:27PM
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chicago_palm

Wow! What's your heat source for the box?

    Bookmark   April 19, 2014 at 11:51PM
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rosekuchar

Just a little heater with a thermostat on it that kicks on when the temperature drops to 32, the key is to keep it dry. This tree has been in the ground about 6 years.

    Bookmark   April 20, 2014 at 1:35AM
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