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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%
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Old 03-13-2012, 11:03 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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I'd probably say Hawaii by a slight margin over Florida because I really like Coconut Palms and they look better in Hawaii than Florida. As someone else stated Florida's look more stressed, shorter and browner fronds. But Florida does have a wider variety from what I recall.
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Old 03-14-2012, 12:33 PM
 
Location: Austell, Georgia
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California's are the best kept in my opinion.
California has lots of tall Washingtonia and Canary Island Date Palms. Florida and Hawaii has a larger variety of palms due to the climate being conductive to more tropical foliage. Hawaii is slightly better than Florida because it is truely tropical..

California does well with palms that don't need a lot of water. That's why you don't see Royal Palms or Coco Palms in CA often.

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Old 03-14-2012, 02:10 PM
 
Location: Denver, Colorado U.S.A.
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California has lots of tall Washingtonia and Canary Island Date Palms. Florida and Hawaii has a larger variety of palms due to the climate being conductive to more tropical foliage. Hawaii is slightly better than Florida because it is truely tropical..

California does well with palms that don't need a lot of water. That's why you don't see Royal Palms or Coco Palms in CA often.
Actually there are some Royal Palms growing around South Coast Plaza in Orange County that do very well (Palm Trees Growing In Popularity - Sun Sentinel)

There is only one Coconut palm in Orange County growing next to a building on PCH in Newport Beach (google it to see), but it's very stunted. Apparently their roots don't like lots of cold rain, which Southern CA gets every winter.
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Old 03-14-2012, 02:58 PM
 
Location: Austell, Georgia
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Actually there are some Royal Palms growing around South Coast Plaza in Orange County that do very well (Palm Trees Growing In Popularity - Sun Sentinel)

There is only one Coconut palm in Orange County growing next to a building on PCH in Newport Beach (google it to see), but it's very stunted. Apparently their roots don't like lots of cold rain, which Southern CA gets every winter.
But again Royal Palms are very rare in Ca. It gets to cool in California for palms that bear fruit to thrive. Thats why I rank Ca dead last in this discussion.
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Old 03-14-2012, 05:00 PM
 
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But again Royal Palms are very rare in Ca. It gets to cool in California for palms that bear fruit to thrive. Thats why I rank Ca dead last in this discussion.
But it depends which Palms you prefer. I love the Phoenix Canariensis that grow so abundantly in CA. Those are my Favorite types besides the Washintonia's.

Phoenix canariensis - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 03-14-2012, 06:22 PM
 
Location: Upper East Side of Texas
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For tropicalness?

1. Hawaii

2. Florida

3. California

Most of California's palms are dessert loving palms.

You can't grow a Coconut tree in California because of the arid climate, you can in Hawaii & Florida because its much more humid.
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Old 03-14-2012, 06:42 PM
 
Location: Austell, Georgia
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But it depends which Palms you prefer. I love the Phoenix Canariensis that grow so abundantly in CA. Those are my Favorite types besides the Washintonia's.

Phoenix canariensis - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Does are nice palms. That species can be found in Florida and Hawaii too.
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Old 03-16-2012, 05:42 PM
 
Location: In San Antonio
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Cali's palms have been sergically enhanced

Florida's are photo shopped

Hawaii's well they are all beach bums


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Old 03-18-2012, 08:21 PM
 
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Old 03-20-2012, 04:56 PM
 
Location: Florida
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California has lots of tall Washingtonia and Canary Island Date Palms. Florida and Hawaii has a larger variety of palms due to the climate being conductive to more tropical foliage. Hawaii is slightly better than Florida because it is truely tropical..

California does well with palms that don't need a lot of water. That's why you don't see Royal Palms or Coco Palms in CA often.
South Florida is tropical too, derrr. The entire state of FL however isn't.
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