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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 04-06-2012, 06:09 PM
 
Location: San Leandro
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Been to all three and I'd have to say California
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Old 04-06-2012, 06:45 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Yeah, they do. They do awesome in Florida. They're all over the state. Even in the hood:

west palm beach - Google Maps
I think you are confusing a canary to a regular date palm which are statewide in FL. Canaries are greener and taller(the CA ones are). If you ever been to LA or even in pics you can see residential neighborhoods w/ these massive, grand palms all lined up on both sides of the street. Actually canaries are statewide in CA, I seen them in Sacramento and even Eureka which in Eureka's case is just ridiculous because its not warm at all!
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Old 04-06-2012, 07:00 PM
 
Location: Austell, Georgia
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Canary Island date palms in Santa Monica Ca. They are taller in the state of California.


http://www.smdp.com/datedimages/2011/05/03/739050WuqVFAB6A0.lg.jpg (broken link)
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Old 04-06-2012, 07:13 PM
 
Location: Austell, Georgia
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Been to all three and I'd have to say California
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.

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Old 04-06-2012, 08:11 PM
 
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Canary Island date palms in Santa Monica Ca. They are taller in the state of California.

That's what I'm talking about, great pic.
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Old 04-07-2012, 09:17 AM
 
Location: Austell, Georgia
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Sabal Palms, also known as Florida's State tree.

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Old 04-07-2012, 03:47 PM
 
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Canary Island date palms in Santa Monica Ca. They are taller in the state of California.

Oh yeah. I see what they meant. They grow majestically in Florida also:

miami beach - Google Maps
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Old 04-07-2012, 04:05 PM
 
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parts of Coconut Grove, Miami are very lush...

But I love the palms in HI and parts of California, In South Florida I didn't see many super tall palms, unlike in parts of California.

Couldn't pick just one place in the poll bcs all are beautiful. Even the little Sago palms.
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Old 04-07-2012, 04:30 PM
 
Location: Austell, Georgia
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Oh yeah. I see what they meant. They grow majestically in Florida also:

miami beach - Google Maps
Nice photo. I see a large variety of palms in this shot without rotating the picture. I see The tall Canary,Queen,Washingtonia,Royal,and other species in this shot.

Canary Palms do grow in Florida, but coastal CA grows the tall ones more abundantly.
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Old 04-07-2012, 05:23 PM
 
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The royal palm, indigenous to South Florida and the Caribbean, are extremely beautiful.

http://www.bocaexecutiverealty.com/c...lm_Beach_1.jpg
http://media-cdn.tripadvisor.com/med...ust-beyond.jpg

I'm from Naples, Fl and the city places Royal Palms everywhere. Very majestic trees.


Hawaii grows these naturally though. I gave Hawaii my vote because of these guys. lol.

http://www.tradewindsfruitstore.com/...ax_palm_sm.jpg
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_xkha71TV15...lakka-palm.jpg

I love the color that their trunk gives them. And their leaves are a beautiful feather shape.

Does southern California even grow palm trees naturally? I have visited several times and of course I have seen the palm trees around the metro, but most of them look like they were placed there by people. I think the most common I saw around were date palms, but those are native to the middle east, so they don't get to claim those!

I am prejudice against palm trees that have leaves that look like fans. I almost always think those are ugly. I love the palm trees with feather leaves. My favorite is actually the queen palm, but those are native to southeast Brazil I think.
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