Multi-trunked Palm with Fronds?

KendraSchmidtJuly 14, 2012

Hi GW!

I went to the store today and saw a palm there, but I've forgotten its name. It had three trunks growing out of one pot, out of what SEEMED to be one root ball. The trunks were curved in each direction, and they had some nice texture to them.

The foliage seemed frond-like. Can someone please help me to find out the name of this tree? It was so beautiful. I thought it started with a "C" (the botanical name, that is), but I"m not positive.

Please help me remember, GW'rs!

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Michael AKA Leekle2ManE - Zone 9a - Lady Lake, F

Usually when I see this at stores, read as Big Box Stores (ie Home Depot or Lowes), they are dwarf date palms, phoenix robellini. It's possible that what you saw was something different, but this is the only palm I have seen in the stores with triple trunks.

    Bookmark   July 14, 2012 at 5:47PM
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Thank you, Leekle. I don't believe this is the tree, unfortunately. I believe the tree I saw today had fan-like fronds (similar to that of a sabal minor, but softer), I believe. It's quite beautiful, though, if I could have it in a Zone 8a environment, I'd even look into the Phoenix roebelenii. Thanks for trying Leekle, hopefully others will be able to chime in with the name.

    Bookmark   July 14, 2012 at 7:19PM
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LagoMar(USDA 8/AHS 7)

Nope, dollars to donuts it was Chamerops Humilis, otherwise known as European Fan Palm. I've seen many very nice ones, even the blue variety at Home Depot this year.

Here is a link that might be useful: Virginia Beach Weather

    Bookmark   July 14, 2012 at 7:38PM
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Yes. Home Depot seems to have cornered the market on Mediterranean Fan Palms.

    Bookmark   July 14, 2012 at 9:20PM
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LagoMar, that's it!! Thank you so much for your help!! So glad to have the name again, thanks!

    Bookmark   July 15, 2012 at 6:35AM
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It also could be a Chinese Fan Palm tree. they look kinda like the Med.

    Bookmark   July 22, 2012 at 1:17AM
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