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View Poll Results: California vs Florida vs Hawaii which state has the best looking palm trees
California 20 20.41%
Florida 32 32.65%
Hawaii 46 46.94%
Voters: 98. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 10-18-2012, 12:32 PM
 
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i lived in hawaii for years. very tropical climate but less humidity and warmer climate.
the flowers r gorgeous there, but pretty in florida too.
california is a beautiful state too, but of course more cars & so more pollution than hawaii.
sure beats the northeast, that's for sure. i hate the fact all the flowers die in winter in the northeast.
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Old 10-18-2012, 12:35 PM
 
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Default beautiful pix, nicer beaches than Daytona Beach

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Coconut Palms doing just fine in Broward County, FL
beaches r so wide in Volousia county, & you can drive cars onto them too.
Really like the look of this beach.
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Old 10-18-2012, 12:38 PM
 
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Gosh, this makes me miss southern tropical climates SO much!
i gotta get out of the north... i hate it here. People are so mean up north, & life is so tough to survive in, in the winter.
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Old 10-18-2012, 12:49 PM
 
Location: Upper East Side of Texas
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What is a desert palm?
California & Mexican Fans
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Old 10-19-2012, 02:04 PM
 
Location: East of the Sun, West of the Moon
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Generally speaking, I consider palm ugly. At least they don't do much for me. However, in the admittedly beautiful coastal landscapes of Hawaii and the Caribbean, they fit in nicely, the coconut palms are rather graceful.

Thus, I would put them in this order:

Hawaii

Florida

California
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Old 11-17-2012, 12:46 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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I could not disagree more. California is too limited on the types it can grow. Basicly Washingtonia,Queens,and Canary. Ca doesn't hold a candle to Hawaii or Florida when it comes to palms. Way more variety.
California is not limited. The only kinds it cannot grow that are commonly used in SoFla are the coconut palm and the christmas palm. Even then, there are several specimens (albeit not very healthy) of christmas palms and coconut palm in southern California. Even Fiji Fan Palms can be spotted sometimes in CA and FL, though Hawaii grows them best due to its lack of cool weather unlike the other two states.
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Old 11-17-2012, 02:27 PM
 
Location: Bronx, NY
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California is not limited. The only kinds it cannot grow that are commonly used in SoFla are the coconut palm and the christmas palm. Even then, there are several specimens (albeit not very healthy) of christmas palms and coconut palm in southern California. Even Fiji Fan Palms can be spotted sometimes in CA and FL, though Hawaii grows them best due to its lack of cool weather unlike the other two states.
Port Au Prince, Haiti makes Hawaii look like the Arctic.

Average Weather for Port-au-Prince, * - Temperature and Precipitation

Average Weather for Honolulu, HI - Temperature and Precipitation

East warmer than West.

Atlantic warmer than Pacific.
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Old 11-19-2012, 06:11 PM
 
Location: Westminster/Huntington Beach, CA
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Still don't get why people would want to replace those palms with oaks. I get it, more shade. But how hot does Coastal SoCal get in the 1st place? Palms are so iconic in LA. Why replace it with one of the most common trees in the US?
It's not because of shade. They want trees that can intake more carbon dioxide and produce more oxygen, which palm trees are not very good at.
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Old 11-19-2012, 06:15 PM
 
Location: Westminster/Huntington Beach, CA
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Good point. That's a very temperate climate palm. Why isn't there more of that palm grown in the US? Good point.
Those are everywhere in Southern California, especially LA and OC areas.
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Old 11-19-2012, 06:25 PM
 
Location: Westminster/Huntington Beach, CA
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I could not disagree more. California is too limited on the types it can grow. Basicly Washingtonia,Queens,and Canary. Ca doesn't hold a candle to Hawaii or Florida when it comes to palms. Way more variety.
Not true at all, you can grow pretty much all types of palms in Southern California (with the exception of Coconut Palms and some uncommon and less popular tropical palms that most people probably don't even know about). I've seen Kings, Queens, Royals, Palmettos, Date Palms, Canary Island Date Palms, Majesty Palms, Mexican Fan Palms, California Fan Palms, Mediterranean Fan Palms, Windmill Palms, etc. Not to mention those are the ones I see planted everywhere, so i didn't include the less common types.
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