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Archontophoenix alexandrae - Alexander, Alexandra or King Palm


Archontophoenix alexandrae - Alexander, Alexandra or King Palm (Archontophoenix alexandrae - Alexander)

These top of the Alexander palms are about 40ft (12m) tall. Photo taken at the Paradise Point Resort, San Diego, CA. on Feb. 28, 2013.



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Do they grow quickly ?

7 Mar, 2013

 

Yes, they can grow very quickly.

7 Mar, 2013

 

Can they be trimmed without spoiling the look of them ?

7 Mar, 2013

 

Only the lowers fronds can be trimmed away.

7 Mar, 2013

 

I guess that's makes them more manageable ... :o)

7 Mar, 2013

 

Palms can only have their lower fronds trimmed. If the top fronds are cut or the central bud damaged the palm may die because it's the main growing point. Palms are very different from any other tree on the planet.

These palms needed a little trimming. Although, this palm is considered self-cleaning.

7 Mar, 2013

 

That's interesting.. :o)

7 Mar, 2013

 

Yes, they are...that's why palms are my favorite trees! :>)

7 Mar, 2013

 

:o)))
That's why I nominated for Palm Trees... Lol.

9 Mar, 2013

 

I noticed. Thank you! :>)

We're so lucky, we can grow so many hundreds of species of palms in the landscape here in San Diego, CA.

9 Mar, 2013

 

Yes... ideal climate for the palms :o)

9 Mar, 2013

 

The subtropical climate here suits many species of palms very well! :>)

9 Mar, 2013



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