Trachycarpus wagnerianus palm in Victoria, BC

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  1. Den_Vic

    Den_Vic Member

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    Trachycarpus Wagnerianus ("Waggie") is rare, especially outside Asia.

    Location of Trachycarpus Wagnerianus palms in Canada:

    North Vancouver, BC
    Burnaby, BC (Probably the first area in BC to get Waggies)
    Delta, BC where they are now produced
    Victoria, BC (Probably has the largest Waggie)
    Lantzville, BC (new Waggies being produced in Lantzville)
    Saltspring Island (new Waggies being produced north of Ganges)

    Why do British Columbia residents choose a T. Wagnerianus over a regular Windmill palm (Trachycarpus fortunei)? Because the palm is more attractive and the fronds can endure high winds.
     

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    jimmyq Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    Are the ones on Saltspring courtesy of Banana Joe? I know him from years ago when he used to be over here on the mainland searching palms out.
     
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    Banana Joe Clemente

    Yes, Banana Joe is cultivating Trachycarpus Wagnerianus seedlings. He is cultivating many palm seedlings from different palm generas.

    I've heard of someone else on Saltspring cultivating Trachy seedlings other than T fortunei.

    T fortunei seems to be a starter palm for most BC exotic gardener.
    BC produces so many new Windmill palms that I'm surprised that prices are still fairly high in Victoria.

    Musa Yunnan is a banana shrub that people may start to enquire about.
    One Lower Mainland location sells them.

    Ask him about anything exotic. He'll probably answer all your questions.

    Cheers
     
  4. Who was Wagner, for whom the Trachycarpus wagnerianus was named?

    Who was Wagner, for whom the Trachycarpus wagnerianus was named?
     
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    Re: Banana Joe Clemente

    To Denis - regarding Sept. '03 message: Who is Banana Joe and how might one contact him?
     
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    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    "More attractive" is subjective, I find its stiff, sparse and stubby appearance odd - much less pleasant than the common windmill palm.
     
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    LPN Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    I agree RonB. However, I do have one growing and it has faired poorly during the worst winter weather (Jan 2004). It's since recovered (slowly) and it's been suggested that hardiness varies considerably with T. wagnerianus.
    I have some at the gallon sized stage that have shown good hardiness. A few of these have exceptionally small, very rigid leaves. If this characteristic continues into maturity, it will undoubtedly be an oddity. Time will tell.
    Cheers, LPN.
     

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