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Confusion about Coconut Palm hardiness
So I’m planning on moving to the Emerald Coast after I finish my EMT-P. From what I’ve seen, it’s mostly Cabbage Palms, Canary Island Dates, Windmills, and some California Fan Palms.
The area seems to have most everything I want, but I find it slightly upsetting that Cocoa’s cannot grow there! I did some research on the subject and found that Pensacola and Panama City are both 9a USDA zones. Not surprising at all.
Now this is what throws me off; Multiple websites I have seen say that Coconut Palms are “..great for growing from 9a to 11..” Is this information just plain wrong? I’m just confused as to why no one would plant these in the panhandle if they are able..?
Thanks for your time,
Coconut on Palm Blvd
Another snow survivor! This coconut was found on Palm Blvd in Brownsville TX. Not sure what variety it is, anyone wants to give it a shot?
Sorry for the quality of the picture, will try to get a better one soon.
Coconut in Turkey?
I saw these 3 trees in Gocek, Fethiye, Turkey 2 weeks ago. The one on the left side seemed to me like a coconut. Is it really a coconut or something else? What do you think?
Brownsville Coconut after below average winter
Here is the Flamingo Motel coconut tree some of us are real familiar with, photo from today. Taken that the RGV had a wild winter this past season, this coconut sure is a strong one to still be alive despite
• snow (2 nights of 34° // respective highs 44°, 70°)
• four consecutive nights of tempuratures in the 30s. (37°, 34°, 33°, 31° // respective highs 50°, 40°, 53°, 66°) along with cold rain
• Three consecutive nights of 30° weather along with rainy weather (30°, 30°, 37° // respective highs 65°, 40°, 43°).
Sure is a survivor. Such a tall palm had no choice but to be exposed to the elements. But came out alive.
first garden seing from the palms
this sparted with seeds in 2012-2013.
2 palms of actinorhytis callaparia
1 palm of Rhopaloblaste ceramica (a seed of Singapore).