Sabal sp. Birmingham, Birmingham Palmetto, Cape Charles, VA 2013

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    Sabal sp. Birmingham, Birmingham Palmetto, Cape Charles, VA 2013

    The following Sabal sp. Birmingham is one of the most northern given its size. It was purchased from Pungo Palms near Virginia Beach years ago. Cape Charles, VA is located north of Virginia Beach on Delmarva (Eastern Shore of Virginia).

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    Awesome palm choice for the location. Hopefully mine will be that size in my life time.
     
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    If I remember correctly, that palm has been in the ground for around 12 years. But it's also growing in a location with less summer heat than NC.
     
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    I have heard of Pungo palms before, but really know nothing else. What size palms do they sell?
     
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    They sell mainly 3 gallon and smaller plants (mainly palms, citrus and agaves). It's pretty much a small nursery run by a couple next to their house.
     
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    Another location to add to my list. I have a lot of places yet to visit. I have only been gardening for 6 yrs now, so I fell that I am way ahead.
     
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    I posted two photos of my palms in Farmville, Va. taken back in 2015. They are Sabal Minor which produces seed and Needle Palms. In 2017 they are a bit larger despite one below zero in early January. Zone 7A
     

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    The needle palms should have seed soon/this year! At least, the female plants.
     
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