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Cocos nucifera - Coconut Palm in Newport Beach, CA.

Cocos nucifera - Coconut Palm in Newport Beach, CA. (Cocos nucifera - Coconut Palm)

This is the northern most growing coconut palm "known" in the world. It was planted around 1984 in Newport Beach, Orange County. It's an hour and a half drive north of San Diego. A coconut palm of this age in the tropics would be at least 3 times this size. Photo taken by a former GoY member Giovanni on May 26, 2011.

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The beach is right across the street form the coconut palm.

30 May, 2011



Coconuts are not native to California. They're very difficult to grow even in protected micro-climates...and in many areas of southern California will not grow at all. I think if we had the wet/rainy season in summer and dry season in winter, I convinced there would be a lot more growing here.

31 May, 2011


2011 was just about the last year it looked good. It wont see the summer of 2015 the way it looks now.

21 Sep, 2014


Are you sure? Have you seen a current photo of this tree?

There's one at the San Diego Zoo which is really nice. It's not as large as this one, though.

22 Sep, 2014


There have been a few pics- from this month even,and the NBC is dying. Only 2 fronds and a pencil neck at the crown.
Whoever takes care of it,let it get too dry for one problem,and its grew out of the safe zone of brick and asphalt heat. At least that's what I think!

23 Sep, 2014


That's such horrible news! Hopefully, it'll come back with all the hot weather we're having.

24 Sep, 2014

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