What kind of palm is this and how can I most easily eradicate it?

kelletimJune 14, 2014

I really can't stand this thing, it takes up a huge amount of space that would be better purposed for flowers or other shrubs. Plus, it is ugly. What's the easiest way to kill this thing?

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It appears to me to be 2 or 3 Trachycarpus. Maybe T.princeps?...choice palms. They had to be have bought by a collector. Not palms you find at HD or Walmart.
If you want to kill them..cut the heads off. Thats all it takes. Or,dig them out and sell them. I'm sure palm people would be interested.

This post was edited by stanofh on Sat, Jun 14, 14 at 20:09

    Bookmark   June 14, 2014 at 8:07PM
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Maybe Chinese Fan Palm (Llivistona chinensis)?

    Bookmark   June 14, 2014 at 8:34PM
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carmellawinecroft(zone 5)

Wow, I think it's lovely! Beautiful palm in the wrong spot. If it were mine I'd try to transplant it to a more suitable location and make it a specimen plant! Okay, I live in Illinois and have huge envy for tropical plants!

    Bookmark   June 15, 2014 at 8:51PM
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It does look like a Livistona. People would be prepared to buy a palm like that, but its position that close to the tree could present problems with transplanting. Cutting the top out would end its life.

    Bookmark   June 16, 2014 at 4:15PM
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Are you all sure this isn't just a saw palmetto? That's what it looks like to me ...

    Bookmark   June 17, 2014 at 6:43AM
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Definitely not a Serenoa species... agree most likely Livistona chinensis

    Bookmark   June 18, 2014 at 1:27AM
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adamharbeck(WA Aust)

Put is up free on craigslist?

    Bookmark   June 19, 2014 at 11:52PM
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Definitely a Livistona Chinensis. They are not clumping palms so if you saw it off at the ground level it won't come back. Palms cannot survive if they are cut below there growing point since unlike other plants, palms only have one growing point. The livistona looks beautiful, but I agree that it is not in a perfect spot.
Good luck!

    Bookmark   June 20, 2014 at 1:57AM
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