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Barringtonia edulis

Pili Nut

A spectacular, small, sparsely branched, highly ornamental tree native to the South West Pacific with very large leaves, large, bottlebrush-like flower stalks and oval, edible fruits.

Well I'm sure you hear this all the time but here goes anyway! I ordered a 100 lot of numerous types of palms and cycads and bananas, I thought (from my past experiences) that I needed to have that many to obtain 40-50 of each one. Not so with your seeds. I had to expand my tiny side yard operation to half of the back yard! The 11 Bel Air and the 23 El Camino are pushed way to the side now to make room for the palms. And I also put some seeds up for sale on ebay to reduce how many I will need to pot (I'm getting a very large ammount of sprouts per each type that has a quick germination rate). You said to stand back and watch the eneste glaucum grow? You forgot to suggest to wear eye protection if you watch them sprout! I left for 2 1/2 weeks to work out of town. But when I returned, the baggies were bursting out with 6 curled up himalayan giants with leaves! If I was here to watch them sprout it would have put an eye out from sprouting so fast. I will make another order, in a few days or so.
J., California, USA
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If you wish to read more on palm cultivation, we highly recommend Ornamental Palm Horticulture by Timothy K. Broschat and Alan W. Meerow, available in our bookshop.

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The Encyclopedia of Cultivated Palms

The Encyclopedia of Cultivated Palms
by Robert Lee Riffle, Paul Craft, Scott Zona

2nd edition
Completely revised and updated

Hardcover - 528 pages
11 x 8.5 inches

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The Encyclopedia of Cultivated Palms is the definitive account of all palms that can be grown for ornamental and economic use. Palms are often underutilized as a result of their unfamiliarity—even to tropical gardeners. To help introduce these valuable plants to a new audience, the authors have exhaustively documented every genus in the palm family.
825 species are described in detail, including cold hardiness, water needs, height, and any special requirements. Generously illustrated with more than 900 photos, including photos of several palm species that have never before appeared in a general encyclopedia, The Encyclopedia of Cultivated Palms is as valuable as an identification guide as it is a practical handbook. Interesting snippets of history, ethnobotany, and biology inform the text and make this a lively catalog of these remarkable plants.

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