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First spear in winter opening up

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James B

Nice what is the palm?

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GottmitAlex
30 minutes ago, James B said:

Nice what is the palm?

Coconut palm

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NorCalKing

It's been a strange winter here in NorCal for spear opening as well. My 5 year old Archontophoenix has continued to open new fronds (slowly) all winter long. Very odd, as normally they go mainly dormant from early dec to late jan. The funny thing is, it hasn't been particularly mild this winter either. Kind of puzzling.

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James B
10 minutes ago, GottmitAlex said:

Coconut palm

Awesome! Wish I could grow here

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James760

Here in my zone 8b in SoCal i had a few palms as well push out new leaves over winter. My Brahea edulis seems to be the fastest winter grower.

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pj_orlando_z9b

Nice! What has been your low and averages?

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kinzyjr

Nice work @GottmitAlex!  If they push spears in the winter, they're very healthy!

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James B

I have had several Archontophoenix open new leaves this month. We have been blessed with a mild winter so far. But I learned from last year not to breath easy until March 1st. All of my Kings are growing slowly but steadily through the winter. Now if my 2 Roystonea Regia would wake up from their winter sleep I’d be happy.

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Jim in Los Altos

The only palms in my Northern CA garden “asleep” are Roystonea borinquena, Wodyetia, and Pinanga sylvestris and phillipinensis. All Archontophoenix, Bismarckia, Burretiokentia, Howea, Dypsis, etc. have continued to grow throughout our winter. New Chambeyronia leaves as well. Nothing below 39° but daytime highs have been cool pretty much the whole time with upper 50s and 60s. 

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PlantDad

You are growing coconut palms in northern California?

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JLM

My queen has opened a spear, although im on the other side of the country where it has gotten down below freezing several times. This new frond will be big i can already tell! My other queen throwing fronds now aswell, both were planted in September 2019.

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JLM

I couldnt even imagine growing a coconut here in the FL panhandle lol

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GottmitAlex
On 1/29/2020 at 10:48 PM, PlantDad said:

You are growing coconut palms in northern California?

Ahh. Growing them (3.5+ years) 4 miles south of San Diego.  However, whenever I mention Tijuana, Mexico, even to famous youtube palm celebrities, the first thing they answer is: "Oh, you can grow anything in Mexico." True story. Even famous "palm" youtubers in Canada "Aloha", have said this to me . (Not you @Rickybobby). As if all of Mexico were a 12a zone.

My region consists of Tijuana/San Diego. Here again, only four miles south of the border and 12-14 miles inland.  That's why I present my posts as Southern California/Northern tip of Baja.

Fact is, I work in San Diego.  In any case, we have a nice microclimate here on the east side of TJ, guess just a tick south from Otay Mesa, CA (San DIego).

South facing all cement, and a tiny sliver of garden where the coconuts are planted.

 

 

 

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PlantDad

Have u ever seen a coconut palm in California? I know there was one in Newport Beach but it is now gone. 

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sandgroper

Your Cocos are looking good Alex, well done mate!

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GottmitAlex
49 minutes ago, PlantDad said:

Have u ever seen a coconut palm in California? I know there was one in Newport Beach but it is now gone. 

https://www.palmtalk.org/forum/index.php?/topic/51903-corona-ca-coconut/&page=6

 

Click on that thread and just scroll down for up to date pictures of a coconut palm in eastern L.A., California.

 

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PlantDad

Thank u for the link. Wow that coconut looks like it is doing decent. I bet there are many more coconut palms being tried in Cali. It is so cool to see a coconut palm in California. 

 

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Rickybobby

Looks great Alex 

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palmfriend

Alex,

very well done so far!

I am wishing you all the best for their further growth - it really looks very promising!!

Keep us posted!

best regards from Okinawa -

Lars

 

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GottmitAlex

Thanks everyone!

 

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GottmitAlex

Here's the newest one from one of my green malayans.

 

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