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A visit to palmy Trenton

Posted by steve_nj 7-a ( on
Sat, Sep 1, 12 at 22:30

Today I visited several palmy sites in Hamilton & downtown Trenton. All were planted 7 or 8 years ago. This is behind the Hamilton Library. Trachys are in poor, gravelly soil and have been slow.
Trachycarpus & Sabal minor behind Hamilton Library

These are Sabal minor 'McCurtain' at the Human Services Bldg. There are trachys here also, but they're in dryish shade in poor soil and have been very slow.
Sabal minor 'McCurtain' @ Human Services Bldg.

There are basjoo banana , crape myrtle, palms, Choisya ternata 'Sundance', & Spiraea at the Mercer County Courthouse.
Mercer County Courthouse

Crape myrtles
Mercer County Courthouse

Trachycarpus @ Mercer County Courthouse
Trachycarpus @ Mercer County Courthouse

Sabal Sp. 'Birmingham'
Sabal sp. 'Birmingham' @ Mercer County Courthouse

These are trachys behind the Trenton War Memorial.
Trachycarpus behind the Trenton War Memorial
Trachycarpus behind the Trenton War Memorial

Young minors
Sabal minor & Trachycarpus behind the Trenton War Memorial

Behind the Statehouse
Sabal louisiana,Sabal minor & Trachycarpus behind the statehouse
Sabal minor & Trachycarpus behind the Statehouse
Trachycarpus behind the Statehouse

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RE: A visit to palmy Trenton

These look like they will be tough in the long haul.

Is the perceived slowness of growth partly
because of winter damage or maybe just a slow start?

They are certainly planted close enough to enjoy those micro-climates.

RE: A visit to palmy Trenton

The trachys look great despite the poor soil and slow growth. They crape myrtles and sabals look awesome too!
Thanks for sharing!

RE: A visit to palmy Trenton

Very nice looking palms. Still think they would be fine a little farther out from the wall. The fronds are all pressed against the wall. That row of crapes is very nice looking. Haven't been up there in 5 years, glad too see they are doing well.

RE: A visit to palmy Trenton

That looks like a really nice sabal minor in the first pic. It looks plenty happy there too seeing as it's flowering. It gives me more encouragement that mine will do well or at least be long-term survivors.

RE: A visit to palmy Trenton

A couple of the sites have poor soil and/or deep shade and trachys have been slow because of that. There was very little winter damage after the first couple of winters.

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