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Old 04-22-2013, 05:46 PM
 
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11545 Belcher Street, Norwalk, CA - Google Maps

Take a look at that front yard. These look like coconut palms (stunted of course) growing in Norwalk, CA! Or are they? The branches look oddly familiar to me
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Old 04-22-2013, 05:55 PM
 
Location: Seattle
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Yep. I'm 200% sure. Take a look at this: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...lace_Court.jpg
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Old 04-22-2013, 05:56 PM
 
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Looks like royal palms to me.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_p..._United_States
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Old 04-22-2013, 05:57 PM
 
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I had to do a double take because I grew up with coconut palms as a garden variety tree in people's yards and sidewalks, and was very surprised that they grew in SoCal. I was thinking, there's no way that's a lookalike, it has to be real! I thought anywhere in CA was too cold in winter to support them except in very isolated cases
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Old 04-22-2013, 05:58 PM
 
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Originally Posted by JetsNHL View Post
Looks like royal palms to me.
Not talking about the tree in the foreground. Let me zoom in to them

11545 Belcher Street, Norwalk, CA - Google Maps

I think that's better. I centered them. No way royal palms look like that, the leaves aren't "feathery" enough, but I'll keep an open mind. Could be just a coincidence

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Old 04-22-2013, 06:22 PM
 
Location: Vancouver, Canada
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i read the gardenweb forum and it says that some people have tried plantng coco palms and other palms that are usually found in hotter climates like southern Florida, in some neighborhoods they survive up to few years but in most they die off withing few months of planing. so they ca only survive for a very short amount of time there, most of the times they wont survive LA'S- San Diego's winters.

there is one palm that resembles the coconut that can be grown. It is the Quito coconut palm (Parajubaea cocoides). It is not related, (at least closely), to the coconut palm, but it looks like a coconut.
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Old 04-22-2013, 07:08 PM
 
Location: Mid Atlantic USA
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Are you sure it is not a Manambe Palm (Dypsis decipiens).
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Old 04-22-2013, 08:03 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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No, they are King Palms, also known as Alexander Palms.
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Old 04-22-2013, 09:57 PM
 
Location: Melbourne Australia
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They are not coconut palms. I see those green-stemmed palms here as well and are a common find in gardens in areas where there is minimal frost. A few front yards in my area have them.
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Old 04-23-2013, 12:21 AM
 
Location: Bangkok, Thailand
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I'm impressed that people put so much effort into their landscaping over there as it doesn't look like a wealthy neighbourhood.
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