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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 03-10-2012, 11:20 AM
 
Location: Austell, Georgia
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California vs Floroda vs Hawaii which state has the best looking palm trees?
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Old 03-10-2012, 11:57 AM
 
Location: Springfield, Ohio
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Palm trees vary by state?
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Old 03-10-2012, 12:10 PM
 
Location: Floribama
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Palm trees vary by state?
They do. Some palms like dry heat(Washingtonia, Phoenix etc.), and those look best in CA. Some palms also prefer high humidity (Cocos, Sabal etc), and those look best in FL.
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Old 03-10-2012, 12:22 PM
 
Location: BMORE!
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They do. Some palms like dry heat(Washingtonia, Phoenix etc.), and those look best in CA. Some palms also prefer high humidity (Cocos, Sabal etc), and those look best in FL.
I like them all, but since my trip to the carribean, I've been a little more fond of the kind there so I would say Florida and Hawaii. I like how tall they get out stay tho... Screw it, I can't decide..lol
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Old 03-10-2012, 01:37 PM
 
Location: Austell, Georgia
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I choose Hawaii because it has the best looking coconut palms, which are my favorite. The coco palms in South Florida look stressed compared to Hawaii.

By the way everyone feel free to post pictures.
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Old 03-10-2012, 10:54 PM
 
Location: BMORE!
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I choose Hawaii because it has the best looking coconut palms, which are my favorite. The coco palms in South Florida look stressed compared to Hawaii.

By the way everyone feel free to post pictures.
What does a "stressed" coco palm look like?
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Old 03-11-2012, 08:59 AM
 
Location: Austell, Georgia
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What does a "stressed" coco palm look like?
Brown leaves and stunted growth. The coco palms in Hawaii are taller and much greener.
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Old 03-11-2012, 11:26 AM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Palm trees vary by state?
All trees do. In fact, it is possible that that there is no species of any tree that is native to both Maine and Caifornia.

There are three different species of palm trees in my apartment complex. They all look distinctly different from each other, even at a casual glance. One type drops edible fruits, which I gather and munch on.

Some species are native to Florida, one is native to California, one to Texas, the rest are exotics introduced from other continents. The very tall straight ones you see lining city streets are Queen Palms, native to South America.

Eleven species in the palm family are indigenous to the USA. The two tallest are the Florida Royal Palm and the California Fan Palm, which is the only palm native to western US. There is also a Sabal Palm, native to south Texas. Nearly all that you see are planted for decorative purposes in landscaped areas, and can be of any species that will flourish in that climate. Some prefer dry, others like humidity and rain.

Florida Royal palm
http://www.jessstryker.com/national-...oyal-palms.jpg

California Fan palm
http://i.istockimg.com/file_thumbvie...amatic-sky.jpg

Texas Sabal palm
http://www.sunpalmtrees.com/Trees/Th...allery5-15.jpg

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Old 03-13-2012, 07:21 PM
 
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Old 03-13-2012, 07:46 PM
 
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California's are the best kept in my opinion.
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