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Roystonea regia - Royal Palm in Balboa Park, San Diego, CA.


Roystonea regia - Royal Palm in Balboa Park, San Diego, CA. (Roystonea regia - Royal Palm)

This Royal palm is growing in Balboa Park. It has an emerging inflorescence, which should open in the next few months. Taken on a beautiful warm 80ºF (27ºC) day in Balboa Park, San Diego, CA. Jan. 8, 2017.



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Is the emerging inflorescence something that the extra moisture prompted... or is it simply a matter of time of year? Such beautiful trees... wish they grew here! :-)

13 Jan, 2017

 

I thought that they're suppose to emerge in spring. This is the first time I've seen these 4 Royal Palm trees in front of the International Houses in Balboa Park with inflorescence. I think it'll be the first time flowering. They were planted I believe about 7 or 8 years ago. There's another Royal Palm not too far from these trees. It's a giant! I must be taller than 65' (20 m).

I love Royal Palms! There's were two planted in 2009 close to the Botanical Building and one died from the drought. :>(( Now. it looks strange with just one on each side of the reflecting pool in front of the Botanical Building.

Here's a pic.

This was the day it was planted:

http://www.growsonyou.com/photo/slideshow/90750-roystonea-regia-royal-palm-and-cycas-revoluta-sago-palm-and-zamia-furfurace/all

It was most likely 20' (6.1 m) plus tall, when it died last year. The one the left side of the Botanical Building still stands. I hope they remove the one of two on the side of Botanical Building and plant in its spot.

Here's a pic. it's the one in back of larger tree. The one in the background doesn't get enough sun, so it doesn't grow much at all.

http://www.growsonyou.com/photo/slideshow/228517-roystonea-regia-royal-palms/all

14 Jan, 2017

 

Thanks for the links, D1. Amazing trees. 65 feet! :-0

15 Jan, 2017

 

Lori,

You're welcome. :>))

Royal palms grow more than 65 ft tall here. In South Florida and in the tropics they grow more than 100 ft.

15 Jan, 2017



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