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Palms Blowing in the breeze


Palms Blowing in the breeze (palms)

All these palms were blowing in the breeze in Balboa Park, San Diego, CA. Photo taken May 3, 2012.



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how do they stay upright....

15 May, 2012

 

Sandra:

They grow upright. The trunks on most palms are extremely strong and fibrous. They can tolerate very strong winds without any breakage (most of the time).

15 May, 2012

 

they are awesome....closest i have is cordyline, they were blowing in the breeze today. Not a patch on these though...

15 May, 2012

 

Sandra:

Yes, palms are awesome. We're very lucky, hundreds of species of palms grow here in San Diego.

Cordyline australis is a good palm look-a-like, it's also very hardy. It is not related to palms, though. I especially like Cordyline terminalis, fruiticosa, stricta...these species are smaller growing. My Cordyline stricta is blooming now. :>)

16 May, 2012

 

the flowers are coming out on mine now Delonix. i do love the cordyline bloom. they are only just hardy enough for wales...many people lost thiers this winter but oi was very lucky and they all survived here....

16 May, 2012

 

I do like Cordyline flower, too. My Cordyline stricta is blooming now. It has purple-lavender flowers.

16 May, 2012

 

sounds lovely...ours are just white but very pretty...

16 May, 2012

 

Yes, Cordyline australis grows here, too. The flowers on my Cordyline fruiticosa are the same as the C. australis, just smaller. I'll have to get some photos of my C. stricta before it's done blooming.

16 May, 2012



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