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Hyophorbe verschaffeltii - Spindle Palms

Hyophorbe verschaffeltii - Spindle Palms (Hyophorbe verschaffeltii - Spindle Palms)

These Spindle palms are growing happily in Point Loma, San Diego, CA. This palm is ever so slightly hardier than Hyophorbe langenicaulis - Bottle Palm. A huge cycad in the background also. Photo taken March 24, 2010.

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Great display..:o))))

25 Mar, 2010



It's great...isn't it? This palm is not too commonly grown here...along with Bottle Palm it prefers South Florida and Hawaii's tropical climate better.

26 Mar, 2010


Oh I love the shape of that one, it is a beauty.....just the right size for our garden?

27 Mar, 2010



Thanks! Yes, this palm is such a beauty! I've seen some nice specimens around town but, I wish it was more widely grown.

This palm will grow about another 10 feet/ 3.3 meters taller in time.

27 Mar, 2010


I have never seen any of the palms offered for sale over here......

27 Mar, 2010



Some palms are not very commonly sold in cooler temperate zones...even for houseplants.

We're lucky here in Southern California because we have many large palm nurseries and a huge Palm Society membership. Many of the unusual palms are available here.

27 Mar, 2010


As you say, lucky you..........

3 Apr, 2010



Yes, I'm lucky. : > )

4 Apr, 2010


Thats lovely and love the shape of the trunk.

6 Feb, 2011


Thanks! This palm and the Bottle palm are famous for their trunks. :>)

6 Feb, 2011


I can see why it is lovely.

6 Feb, 2011


Thats another I've thought of giving a try. What do you think?

4 Oct, 2014


Very tropical. I had one on the porch all year in the Bay Area for a couple of years before I moved here. It tends to get a lot of black cold spots on the fronds even in temps in the 50's (it hates protracted cool temps).

4 Oct, 2014

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