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Old 06-08-2008, 10:42 AM
 
Location: los angeles
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Not that many palms are indigineous to the US...FL and CA imported most of theirs. The Sabal (Cabbage) Palm is an exception in FL.
Even the Caribbean was pretty much scrub when discovered...they had to import theirs as well.
Don't forget the native California fan palm [Washintonia].
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Old 06-08-2008, 01:13 PM
 
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Well since most palms grow in tropical and subtropical climates and California has a temperate climate, I am going to say South Florida has the most palm trees.
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Old 06-08-2008, 03:38 PM
 
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Well since most palms grow in tropical and subtropical climates and California has a temperate climate, I am going to say South Florida has the most palm trees.
Yes, south Florida has varieties of palms that won't grow in California & visa versa. SoCal climate is not temperate but rather Mediterranean Dry Subtropical.
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Old 06-08-2008, 07:04 PM
 
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The Sabal (Cabbage) Palm is an exception in FL.
Actually the Royal Palm is native to SW Florida and the California Fan Palm is native to California and Arizona, both which are ubiquitous in their respective regions.


Note, these image are NOT copyrighted, they are from wikipedia commons.

Royal Palm native to Florida, in it's native habitat of Collier County.
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/b/b8/Picture_068.jpg (broken link)
California Fan Palms in Utah. I can't find a non-copyright image that shows them growing as high as skyscrapers like they do in CA.

PS- California mostly has a lot of queen palms and those tall Mexican or California fan palms. Not a lot of tropical species. SE Florida has almost every type of palm in the book although royal palms (the ones with those green shafts) seem to be most common in SE Florida, although on most streets you will see at least 20 types of palms.
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Old 12-04-2012, 05:57 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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California does have some royals and foxtails, even palmettos. All three are becoming more popular here.
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Old 03-29-2015, 09:45 AM
 
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Old 03-29-2015, 10:44 AM
 
Location: Auburn, New York
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Actually the Royal Palm is native to SW Florida and the California Fan Palm is native to California and Arizona, both which are ubiquitous in their respective regions.
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I grew up in Arizona and had no idea that those palms that you see everywhere are indigenous to the state. That's very cool to know--thanks!
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Old 03-29-2015, 12:55 PM
 
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From what vantage point in LA do folks keep taking these picks with the San Gabriel mountains in the background?
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Old 03-29-2015, 01:09 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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I grew up in Arizona and had no idea that those palms that you see everywhere are indigenous to the state. That's very cool to know--thanks!
The Balcones Escarpment in central Texas forms the natural boundary between the occurrence of the California palm to the west and the Florida palm to the East. The highest place I've seen palm trees was the California palms that used to dominate El Paso. Consequently, they froze to death after decades of growth in the winter of 2011-2012. Now the only palm trees left are disguised cell base-towers, unless they started planting new ones since I was last there.
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Old 03-29-2015, 05:56 PM
 
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The Balcones Escarpment in central Texas forms the natural boundary between the occurrence of the California palm to the west and the Florida palm to the East. The highest place I've seen palm trees was the California palms that used to dominate El Paso. Consequently, they froze to death after decades of growth in the winter of 2011-2012. Now the only palm trees left are disguised cell base-towers, unless they started planting new ones since I was last there.
I knew they planted California Palms in the Austin and San Antonio areas, but does the California Fan Palms now grow wild in CenTex?
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