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Hyophorbe lagenicaulis - Bottle Palm in San Diego, CA. at Ocean Beach


Hyophorbe lagenicaulis - Bottle Palm in San Diego, CA. at Ocean Beach (Hyophorbe lagenicaulis - Bottle Palm)

Bottle Palm growing at Ocean Beach, San Diego, CA. This very tropical, slow growing palm is classified as critically endangered in its native Round Island, Mauritius in the Indian Ocean. Most specimens only hold 3 to 6 fronds. Photo taken August 2008.



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I love that one, what a great shape and height !

22 Feb, 2010

 

That trunk is a real beauty..:o)

22 Feb, 2010

 

Louise1:

It is a very popular palm in the tropics...because of the great shape! : > )

22 Feb, 2010

 

Mushybanna:

It usually has a roundish bottle-shaped trunk when young.

Unfortunately, this palm is not very widely grown...because it is so ultra-tropical. However, I've seen some nice specimens around town. It is also an expensive palm...one this size would run in the thousands of dollars...if it could be found for sale.

22 Feb, 2010

 

its a stunner..love the trunk....and it looks so great where its planted....

22 Feb, 2010

 

Good grief that's an expensive tree..I won't be getting one to see if it could survive our winter..LOL..
I don't mind with cheep plants ..............:o))

22 Feb, 2010

 

Sandra:

Yes, it is an incredibly beautiful palm! I'm posting a another pic soon.

22 Feb, 2010

 

Mushybanna:

Yes, a large tree commands a large price. I once saw a Bottle Palm about this size for sale in San Francisco in 1998...I think it was around $4,000.00. They're so expensive because they grow so slowly.

I can tell you with the most confidence...this palm will not grow outside in the ground in your climate. It's a cool weather whimp! lol! : > )

22 Feb, 2010

 

I did have a feeling it might be..Mind you can't blame it all...I know which i prefer .....:o)))

23 Feb, 2010

 

Mushybanna:

Even in San Diego...if this palm is not planted is a good warm spot...it may die.

23 Feb, 2010



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