Category Archives: Palms

Posts about Palms, ranging from delicate tropical species to cold hardy palms

An uncommon Archontophoenix species from Northern Australia

Canarius | Friday October 9th, 2015 |

archontophoenix-tuckeriArchontophoenix tuckeri, known as Rocky River palm or Cape York palm, is native to Northern Australia. Even though this palm species is native to a tropical area, A. tuckeri can sometimes stand light frosts. In this sense, we can affirm that it is suited to coastal Mediterranean condition.

There is a beautiful adult specimen in Sicily, Italy, that took 13 years from seed to start flowering.

This palm tree grows better in fertile soils regularly and abundantly irrigated during the warmest months. It can be kept at a minumum winter temperature of 0ºC to 10ºC. Archontophoenix tuckeri has a slender solitary stem up to 20 metres tall, of about 25 cm of diameter.

Likewise, the leaves are pinnate (up to about 3 m long) and silver underneath, somewhat pendulous or drooping. Although the new leaves are often in tones of pink, red or bronze. This hard-to-find palm is especially beautiful when it is blooming or when it is loaded with red fruits. Flowers of A. tuckeri are cream-white and have 13-19 stamens.

Fruit are red or brick-red at maturity, about 2 cm long. In our online shop, Canarius, we offer young plants of Archontophoenix tuckeri, sown in 2013, ready for your green space. Furthermore, we should take into account that these young specimens may be used for the decoration of brigh indoor spaces.

Get right now from Canarius a potted Archontophoenix tuckeri sown in 2013. Remember that we ship to anywhere (from the Canary Islands to the world).

Red Leaf Palms from Tenerife to Europe. Pictures and Videos.

Palmera de hoja roja. Palma dalla foglia rossa. Chambeyronia Canarius | Saturday May 28th, 2011 |

This palm produces new leaves that are red for one or two weeks. Then they turn green and you have to wait for another new leaf in order to see again the red colour.  The Latin name of this unusual palm is Chambeyronia macrocarpa. It is native to New Caledonia and takes light frosts.  Red Leaf Palms grow outdoors in the coastal Mediterranean climate, even though it is very slow. They are grown successfully in Portugal, Spain, Southern France, Italy and Greece.

This palm grows a bit faster in the Canary Islands and many specimens are cultivated in Tenerife for sale. Red-leaf-palms are highly demanded palms in Europe.

Canarius.com offers different sizes of Chambeyronia and will ship them to your home. Some examples are:

Palmera de hoja roja. Palma dalla foglia rossa. Chambeyronia

 

Chambeyronia Macrocarpa

This video shows larger palms of the same species grown in the ground in Southern Tenerife. These are also cultivated for commercial purposes. It is spectacular to see so many red leaves.

Not all palms are tropical plants. Many palm species can resist snow and frost. Come and visit our shop at www.canarius.com . We offer above 100 palm species and will ship to your home.

Video – Trachycarpus fortunei & Trachycarpus takil in Habitat

Canarius | Tuesday February 22nd, 2011 |

A lovely video with pictures by Alexander Nijman and Asian music, published in Youtube by Innes54. The title is:

Himalayan Windmill Palms in the Wild

Trachycarpus is a genus of cold-hardy palms native to Asia. The video shows them in habitat in the steepest hills of the world. The beautiful pictures show two species: Trachycarpus fortunei and Trachycarpus takil.

The description in youtube says:

“Himalayan Windmill palms grow in a disconnected grove across the Himalayan orogeny in a transect of the Ganges, Brahmaputra, Irrawaddy, Mekong and Chang rivers, on almost inaccessible slopes and ridges of four of the deepest, wildest canyons on earth. Some of the region remains unknown to the hands and feet of man. This is a rare look at some of these palms in the wild.

Music: Snow Wears Down the Mountain, scored for Indian and Chinese traditional instruments and string orchestra, based on two pentatonic scales. “

The shop at www.canarius.com offers more than 100 palm species, including these two trachycarpus species. Visit the PALM SECTION of our SHOP!

Trachycarpus takil vs m12

A Palm from Tenerife growing outdoors in the UK for 16 years

Canarius | Tuesday January 18th, 2011 |

This video by HTUKDave shows the life History of a Washingtonia Palm,  from seed collection in 1992 to November 2009: 16 years.

Seeds came from the Canary Islands. They were collected by a hotel in South Tenerife in 1992. This Washingtonia robusta palm has grown in Chalk, Kent for 16 years, and survived various snowstorms and even a blizzard in Feb 2009. Although badly damaged the palmtree has recovered fully over the following summer.

Not all palms are tropical plants. Many palm species can resist snow and frost. Come and visit our shop at www.canarius.com . We offer above 100 palm species and will ship to your home.

Different Types of New Zealand Palms. Nursery Pictures

Canarius | Monday January 3rd, 2011 |

The New Zealand Palm Tree grows in cooler conditions than most palms and it is hardy to light frosts of about -5 C (23 F).

We offer more than 120 species of palm trees. Come and check our quality in the Palm Shop.   Come and read more about Our Plants

In our shop you can find different forms of the New Zealand Palm Tree in different pot sizes . We currently offer :

  1. Rhopalostylis sapida Oceana – Chatham Island
  2. Rhopalostylis sapida Auckland
  3. Rhopalostylis sapida East Cape
  4. Rhopalostylis baueri var. cheesemannii
 Rhopalostylis sapida East Cape - 12 cm pot

Rhopalostylis sapida East Cape – 12 cm pot

rhopalostylis sapida m12

Rhopalostylis sapida Auckland in 12 cm pot

rhopalostylis sapida m25

Rhopalostylis sapida Auckland – 25 cm

rhopalostylis sapida oceana vs m12

Rhopalostylis sapida Auckland in 12 cm pot

 

Rhopalostylis baueri cheesemanii vs m20

Rhopalostylis sapida Oceana – 12 cm pot

Rhopalostylis sapida vs m25

Rhopalostylis baueri cheesemanii – 20 cm pot