Chamaerops variety

lzrddr(91360)November 14, 2010

This is not one of the more fascinating palms, but there is some variety in its appearance, at least here in California.

This is my simple palm...

But here is a potted palm with very thick, stiff leaves that almost looks like a different species

Looks way different in the sun than the shade: here is sunny grown palm

and here was one grown in fairly deep shade

Some palms are really big

Here is another large one- over 25' tall

And this is another crazy monster

Not always are they so well pruned, though

Sometimes they are planted as though they are solitary palms

And sometimes they are solitary palms

Sometimes they come in different leaf shapes

and

and different colors, too.. this one is called Chamaerops Green Mound

And this is Chamaerops variety argentea

and last but not least is this great Chamaerops Gold Stripe

and a closer shot of it

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tropicalzone7(7b)

Wow, thats a lot of variation!!! I think they all look really nice (except the one growing in deep shade).

Thanks for sharing! Pretty interesting! I wonder what causes all the variation?

    Bookmark   November 14, 2010 at 11:55PM
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jimhardy

Beautiful pics,thanks for sharing.

    Bookmark   November 15, 2010 at 6:55PM
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butiaman(8a Douglasville,GA.)

My biggest one looks like yours.I have 6 of the green Chamaerops palms.4 of them are the same shade of green,2 or darker green.My favorite is the blue ones,mine are ceriferas.I have 4 of them,mine are not as big as the one in your pic.Those big ones with the multi trunks has to be very old.That big and with multiple trunks brings big money,because they grow so slow.I like the Gold Stripe one.I've never seen one like that.Maybe they will start to sell them here on the east coast.Great pics.it shows great variations in these palms.

    Bookmark   November 15, 2010 at 10:07PM
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statenislandpalm7a(7a)

Wow thats alot of variety ive never seen a golden one before.

My favorite one is the seventh one

whats the palm? with the white trunk (crown not vissble) in the fifth picture

    Bookmark   November 15, 2010 at 11:02PM
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lzrddr(91360)

palm with white trunk is a 40' tall Ceroxylon ventricosum in Ventura California. Tallest one, by far, in southern California.

    Bookmark   November 16, 2010 at 2:48AM
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jimhardy

"palm with white trunk is a 40' tall Ceroxylon ventricosum in Ventura California. Tallest one, by far, in southern California."

WOW!

I thought that was a light pole!(-:

    Bookmark   November 16, 2010 at 11:33AM
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mike-jaramillo(Z6b)

gorgeous palm the variegated ones are cool wish I had one off those!

    Bookmark   November 16, 2010 at 3:35PM
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statenislandpalm7a(7a)

I looked up Ceroxylon ventricosum and it looks real cool can you get a picture of the whole tree.

    Bookmark   November 16, 2010 at 5:38PM
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trachyhead(z8b SE England)

Fantastic!!!

    Bookmark   November 16, 2010 at 6:22PM
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lzrddr(91360)

Here is a shot of Pauleen Sullivan's Ceroxylon ventricosum recently

and a close up, showing that it is actually flowering! (see left side middle between the fronds- a fresh flower)

    Bookmark   November 17, 2010 at 12:42AM
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jacklord(7A)

Great shots. Thanks. You could never deviate from that one type of plam and yet have a variety. The mult-trunked ones remind of those carnival rides- the Octopus or the Spider?

    Bookmark   November 17, 2010 at 12:41PM
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jimhardy

That is a lovely palm-Thanks again for posting these.(-:

    Bookmark   November 17, 2010 at 2:45PM
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