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Royal Palm - Roystonea regia


Royal Palm - Roystonea regia

This Royal Palm is doing pretty well considering it received virtually no water most of the year. There used another across from this one, it died a few years ago from the horrible long drought conditions. Photo taken Jan. 31, 2020.



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Lovely specimen non the less. lets hope it continues to thrive.

3 Feb, 2021

 

It is a nice plant and hopefully it will thrive. It is also an interesting place. Is it a public park?

3 Feb, 2021

 

Seaburngirl,

It’s actually done very well. Sometimes I can’t believe it survives. So many gorgeous palms have died over the last 4 or 5 years in Balboa Park. Some of those palms were 40 or 50 years old. It’s very sad.

4 Feb, 2021

 

Klahanie,

It’s Balboa Park, the jewel of San Diego. It’s the largest urban park in the US. Even bigger than Central Park, New York and Golden Gate Park, San Francisco.

4 Feb, 2021

 

We were in San Diego few years back when we were driving home from Mexico . I am sorry we did not go to Balboa Park. Now I do not know if we will have another opportunity. Sounds like a lovely place to visit.

4 Feb, 2021

 

It’s a beautiful park to visit, if you ever get a chance.

5 Feb, 2021

 

To think,Royal palms in socal only go back to the 80's. It was thought to be too tropical for the previous century in time.

6 Feb, 2021

 

Definitely not true. There’s Royal palms which were planted in the 1940’s.

7 Feb, 2021

 

Where? I remember Ralph on California Gold saying in the early 90's Royals were found to do well.
Not that it's so much warmer now..they thought it was too needy. From my perusing on the net.ha.

7 Feb, 2021

 

I’ve posted pics of them in past posting in some of our old neighborhoods. In the 1940’s Queens palms came from Florida and Royals were accidentally mixed in with queen palms. Some of the larger, older Royal palms at the SD Zoo were planted in the 1960’s 1970’s. It is true that in the 1980’s south San Diego, a large nursery has been field-growing Royals for years. This where all the many 60 to 75 Royal palms came from at Crystal Court in Costa Mesa (planted in 1999). There were 3 Royals that were originally planted from an old estate garden in LA which were planted in the 1930’s. They were huge, unfortunately all three palms died from the move. Luckily, I got still pics from these trees.

10 Feb, 2021

 

"There were 3 Royals that were originally planted from an old estate garden in LA which were planted in the 1930’s. They were huge, unfortunately all three palms died from the move. "

That's a great shame! 😞 If they had left one instead of moving all three perhaps it would still be alive today.

10 Feb, 2021

 

It was pretty sad. Royal palms move pretty easily, however, they were probably 65’ (20m) tall. When that large sometimes the palm heart can get fatally damaged.

I found they were planted in the 1940’s not 1930’s.

11 Feb, 2021



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