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Old 05-02-2016, 01:33 PM
 
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
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are they natural to phoenix area? or are the developments planting them all over the place as fast as possible?
There is a palm species native to AZ, but theyre only found around oasis areas. I dont believe there is a palm native to the lower Sonoran Desert, but I could be wrong. So the answer to your question is that the palms are imported, and planted all over the place. They thrive here.
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Old 05-02-2016, 08:00 PM
 
Location: Nebraska
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I prefer the Palm Trees in Florida far more then the Palm Trees in Phoenix and Las Vegas. Many of the palm trees in Southern California are just too tall to the point where it is like a 100 feet stick with a foot of fronds of the top.

The Palm Trees in Florida are just so varied and beautiful. They are shorter then the West and have lush fronds. They also have silver palm trees in Florida.

The Palm Trees in Arizona are very tall but many just look sickly. Many palm trees have lots of exposed roots. They have a few feet of fronds at the top of the tree and it just looks unappealing.

Las Vegas palm trees tend to be a bit shorter then Phoenix but they have that same look with the roots on the bottom from the sandy soil and the few feet of fronds on top of tall palm trees.
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Old 05-02-2016, 08:13 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles,CA & Scottsdale, AZ
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I prefer the Palm Trees in Florida far more then the Palm Trees in Phoenix and Las Vegas. Many of the palm trees in Southern California are just too tall to the point where it is like a 100 feet stick with a foot of fronds of the top.

The Palm Trees in Florida are just so varied and beautiful. They are shorter then the West and have lush fronds. They also have silver palm trees in Florida.

The Palm Trees in Arizona are very tall but many just look sickly. Many palm trees have lots of exposed roots. They have a few feet of fronds at the top of the tree and it just looks unappealing.

Las Vegas palm trees tend to be a bit shorter then Phoenix but they have that same look with the roots on the bottom from the sandy soil and the few feet of fronds on top of tall palm trees.
How exactly do the palm trees in AZ look sickly?
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I split my time between LA and PHX and have been to vegas many times, you are really making a gross generalization.
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Old 05-04-2016, 11:22 AM
 
Location: Long Island/NYC
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I prefer the Palm Trees in Florida far more then the Palm Trees in Phoenix and Las Vegas. Many of the palm trees in Southern California are just too tall to the point where it is like a 100 feet stick with a foot of fronds of the top.

The Palm Trees in Florida are just so varied and beautiful. They are shorter then the West and have lush fronds. They also have silver palm trees in Florida.

The Palm Trees in Arizona are very tall but many just look sickly. Many palm trees have lots of exposed roots. They have a few feet of fronds at the top of the tree and it just looks unappealing.

Las Vegas palm trees tend to be a bit shorter then Phoenix but they have that same look with the roots on the bottom from the sandy soil and the few feet of fronds on top of tall palm trees.
Most of the palms that grow in Phoenix/California also grow in Florida, especially the more popular varieties such as the Mexican Fan Palm (the super tall kind). However, the climates are quite different, and that can have an influence on a plant's appearance.
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Old 05-04-2016, 11:55 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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I prefer the Palm Trees in Florida far more then the Palm Trees in Phoenix and Las Vegas. Many of the palm trees in Southern California are just too tall to the point where it is like a 100 feet stick with a foot of fronds of the top.

The Palm Trees in Florida are just so varied and beautiful. They are shorter then the West and have lush fronds. They also have silver palm trees in Florida.

The Palm Trees in Arizona are very tall but many just look sickly. Many palm trees have lots of exposed roots. They have a few feet of fronds at the top of the tree and it just looks unappealing.

Las Vegas palm trees tend to be a bit shorter then Phoenix but they have that same look with the roots on the bottom from the sandy soil and the few feet of fronds on top of tall palm trees.
I actually agree about the really tall palms in California with just a touch of green on top-not a fan of those.
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Old 05-04-2016, 02:33 PM
 
Location: Westminster/Huntington Beach, CA
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I actually agree about the really tall palms in California with just a touch of green on top-not a fan of those.
Do you guys not like the species altogether? Or just the really tall ones?

The super tall ones you see in LA postcard type photos are around a century old. Most of the palms of the same species all over SoCal are much more proportionately sized.
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Old 05-04-2016, 03:07 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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Sometimes they trim too much of the fronds off on those tall palms and they look stupid. If they trim it right they look pretty nice imo. I like them when they're really tall because that means they are older and mature, when they're mature the trunks are smooth instead off having the ends of the fronds up and down the trunk. I hate that look.
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Old 05-04-2016, 03:33 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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Do you guys not like the species altogether? Or just the really tall ones?

The super tall ones you see in LA postcard type photos are around a century old. Most of the palms of the same species all over SoCal are much more proportionately sized.
I love palms-but the really tall ones with little greenery I'm not a fan of. Most in Cali are beautiful. That's interesting about the age though-I have a newfound respect for those haha.
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Old 05-04-2016, 03:45 PM
 
Location: Westminster/Huntington Beach, CA
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I love palms-but the really tall ones with little greenery I'm not a fan of. Most in Cali are beautiful. That's interesting about the age though-I have a newfound respect for those haha.
That's fair enough. Yea LA went through a huge palm planting craze in both the turn of the century and again in the 1930's where thousands were planted in just a few years. Now it's much more gradual.
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