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Topic Title: WTB Pritchardia Thurstonii
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Created On: 04/29/2020 03:07 PM
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 04/29/2020 03:07 PM
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inletbum

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I would like to buy a couple Pritchardia Thurstonii.

Anyone know where I can find one without driving to Miami?

Not having luck finding them even as far South as Loxahatchee.

 04/29/2020 04:06 PM
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Central Floridave

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Something like that would be hard to find. what about a seedling from floribunda?
 04/29/2020 08:21 PM
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inletbum

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Central Floridave, thank you for the suggestion. Funny enough, I just ordered some palms from them a couple months back, but they are not currently offering Thurstonii. I have had no problem finding Pacifica, but my understanding is that Pacifica is even more cold sensitive than Thurstonii.

Edited: 04/29/2020 at 08:22 PM by inletbum
 04/30/2020 03:45 AM
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Coconuts

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Thurstonii is v/tender as well. Much better off with Pritchardias native to Hawaii, way more cold hardy.
 05/10/2020 05:20 AM
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Central Floridave

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I've got a couple Prichardia in my yard. But, not thriving. They are about 15 years old and growing under oak shade. The tallest is about 4 feet tall. IT was labeled Pritchardia Blue Hellibrandii. I probably got the spelling wrong and I think since they are called something else. from floribunda. I think I got some from coconuts a decade or two earlier but they never made it. Cold.
 05/10/2020 07:16 AM
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inletbum

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Dave, Thank you for the insight. I was reading an old thread on Palmtalk where you posted your experience with these on these in Merrit Island.

Maybe I am being an idiot, but I would love to try at least one thurstonii in my yard in a protected spot on the South side (I don't care for the look of most of the other varieties of Pritchardias nearly as much, except Pacifica). I am in a decent microclimate being only half a block from the river in Indialantic and having large trees bordering my yard from the Northwest to the Northeast. I have lived in my current home since 08 and during the bad winter of 2009/2010 I only had one very slight frost in open areas and all my palms came through it although they had some leaf burn. Based on your input, in the long-term, the Thurstonii will likely die, but maybe there is hope to have it grow for 5-10 years until our next really cold winter.
 05/12/2020 05:44 AM
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Coconuts

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The problem w/thurstonii, and Pritchardia is the leaves cold spot terribly even in the fifties, and yellow out. So they would look like crap every winter.
 05/14/2020 09:58 AM
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inletbum

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Coconuts, than you for your input.

Have you ever grown or do you have any pritchardia beccariana for sale?

This one appears similar in appearence to the two I like and from what I have read, much more cold tolerant.
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