Tag Archives: Palmeras

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

New Species in the Shop – December 2010. Palms and Bromeliads

Canarius | Monday December 6th, 2010 |

Canarius has just been updated, with new additions of 15 PALMS and 7 BROMELIADS.

Let’s start with…

PALMS

New frost hardy species such as Brahea sarukhanii and Brahea sp. Nuri

We have spectacular plants of Allagoptera caudescens with leaves that are white underneath.

New species of Parajubaea: Parajubaea sunkha and Parajubaea cocoides. Now you can buy all the existing species of Parajubaea in Canarius.com

New larger sizes of previously offered palms, such as Kentiopsis, Rhopalostylis and Nannorhops, now in larger 20 cm pots.

New, Nannorrhops palms in 20 cm pots with large sized leaves

New, Nannorrhops palms in 20 cm pots with large sized leaves

New rare species of Pritchardia: P.minor and P.munroi. Pritchardia minor is a sought-after high-elevation species which stands more frost than others and keeps a small size.

Young Pritchardia minor in the Palmetum of Santa Cruz

Young Pritchardia minor in the Palmetum of Santa Cruz

We ship young potted plants like these:

Young pritchardia palm in 12 cm pot, ready for shipping.

Young pritchardia palm in 12 cm pot, ready for shipping.

and then…

BROMELIADS

The bromeliad nursery is growing larger. Each year we have more species to offer. This time we added new tough-leaved neoregelias, like Neoregelia concentrica Neoregelia farinosa.

Neoregelias are cold-sensitive bromeliads but N. concentrica is one of the most sought-after, cold-hardy neoregelias and can take some frost and snow.

Purple colours on Neoregelia concentrica

Purple colours on Neoregelia concentrica

Also Neoregelia camorimiana is back, and N. burlemarxii.

Neoregelia camorimiana becomes very red and shiny

Neoregelia camorimiana becomes very red and shiny

There is also a new Billbergia distachya var. rubra, a great wild type with bright, wide bracts.

We ship large-sized pups of bromeliads like these:

Pups of Neoregelia burlemarxii, ready for shipping. They can bloom in one year.

Pups of Neoregelia burlemarxii, ready for shipping. They can bloom in one year.

Parajubaea sunkha
Parajubaea cocoides

Bottle palms with super roots

Canarius | Thursday October 14th, 2010 |

This picture shows a picture of a bottle palm, Hyophorbe lagenicaulis, cultivated in the Canary Islands in a 12 cm pot. This palm shows a spectacular root system, just like many of the palm species we ship from Tenerife to your home. When a palm like this gets to your home, it will need to be transplanted to a pot of 17-20 cm . The stronger root system will soon fill the new pot and your palm will quickly jump to a much larger size.

Unpotted Hyophorbe lagenicaulis

The bottle palms we ship from Tenerife show a spectacular root system

The palms we offer are grown in shade houses, in different areas of Tenerife, where the use of chemicals is kept to a minimum. We enjoy an even subtropical climate with a cool winter but our nurseries are not heated, in order to produce strong hardy plants that can be grown in cooler climates. The only exception are the heated areas for seed sprouting and rooting. Our plants are free from pests and diseases.

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

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