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Very Old Howea fosteriana - Kentia Palms in Banker's Hill, San Diego, CA


Very Old Howea fosteriana - Kentia Palms in Banker's Hill, San Diego, CA (Howea fosteriana - Kentia Palm)

Very old (maybe 100+ years old) ~50 feet/ 15 meters tall Kentia Palms in Banker's Hill, San Diego, CA. Posted for my GoY friend Mushybanna.
Photo taken Sept. 2007.



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WOW..... they are huge but very elegant ...wonderful..

Now if these are 100years + and 50 ft , my one which stands at 2ft i will be 148 ish when it gets to about 30ft allowing for slower growth over here .....
Not going to see it am i ???.... Damn ..:O((((( LOL

1 Feb, 2010

 

Mushybanna:

Yes, that's what I love so much about them...they are so elegant and such clean palms!

148ish is about the right age you'll be before your Kentia grows to 30 feet / 9 meters tall. LOL! : > )

In California Kentia palms commonly grow to 25 - 40ft / 7 - 12 meters tall...however, is is not very common to see them more than 50 feet/ 15 meters tall. I think it's because they haven't been growing outside here for hundreds of years. I know on Lord Howe Island...where they're native, they grow to 100+ feet / 30+ meters tall.

2 Feb, 2010



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