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What type of palm did I buy?

MikeIpMikeIp Posts: 12
Hi

I recently purchased a palm but it didn't come with a label and the garden centre staff weren't sure either. I've tried searching online but most of the palms I have found have fibrous trunks and this one has a solid bark so I'd be grateful for any help identifying it.

Thanks


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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,323
    I’m no expert on palms ... but I’ve a feeling that’s not a palm but a Cordyline ... I may be barking up the wrong tree tho 🤣 

    @Hostafan1 you know about such things ... am I right or am I wrong ... ?
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 31,587
    @Dovefromabove you are , as is invariably the case, correct .
    Cordyline Australis, " Cabbage Palm" although neither related to cabbages, not is it a palm. 
    Actually related to asparagus of all things. 
    They grow like weeds in the West Country, but some folk love them.
    Devon.
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,323
    Phew! 😇 

    Thank you @Hostafan1 ... I have grown cordylines but I’ve never grown a palm. 
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • MikeIpMikeIp Posts: 12
    Many thanks to you both for the quick answer. Not sure I'm quite so happy about buying the weed of the West country though! :)
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 31,587
    MikeIp said:
    Many thanks to you both for the quick answer. Not sure I'm quite so happy about buying the weed of the West country though! :)
    They're VERY popular, but I'm not a fan. I rarely find they make attractive specimens. 
    Devon.
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