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Copernicia berteroana flowering in Arizona

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Collected the seeds for this one on the IPS sponsored trip to the Dominican Republic in 2006.Grown entirely in Arizona,it is finally flowering at 15 years old.:greenthumb:

 

aztropic 

Mesa,Arizona

 

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RichAZ

Beautiful palm!  Congratulations!

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aztropic

Copernicia berteroana always reminds me of our common Mexican fan palms,but is actually less cold hardy. This one has completely defoliated a few times over the years due to our winter freezes,but always comes back. A fast grower,they can generate a completely new canopy in just one season.

 

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Tracy
1 hour ago, aztropic said:

A fast grower,they can generate a completely new canopy in just one season.

That does sound a lot like a Washingtonia robusta in speed.  Nicely grown specimen.

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3 hours ago, aztropic said:

Copernicia berteroana always reminds me of our common Mexican fan palms,but is actually less cold hardy. This one has completely defoliated a few times over the years due to our winter freezes,but always comes back. A fast grower,they can generate a completely new canopy in just one season.

 

aztropic 

Mesa,Arizona

Looks great Scott!  So it's seen mid 20's at your place when it defoliated?

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aztropic

Yes. Definitely 28F; possibly 26F.

 

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palmfriend

Congratulations!!

My IPS seeds sprouted this spring, I have now a few one - and two strap - seedlings. Let's see

how long it will take under our Okinawian conditions.

 

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Lars

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