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Miniature coconut palm question

Posted by bananafan 9b (My Page) on
Mon, Mar 19, 07 at 22:24

I'm interested in finding out the name of the smallest coconut palm tree that ever existed. Has any one of you heard of it or ever planted one before. I heard somewhere that there's a kind grown in the Philippines and the fruits are only the size of an egg.

Also, is there one particular kind of coconut palm that might be a little cold resistant?


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RE: Miniature coconut palm question

This one is supposed to be cold hardy but i know nothing about it.

Sorry can't find anything on a mini coconut.

Here is a link that might be useful: http://cgi.ebay.com/Highland-COCONUT-COLD-Hardy-Bolivian-Palm-Tree-2-gallon_W0QQitemZ230034334210QQcmdZViewItem


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RE: Miniature coconut palm question

As far as I know, the coconut palm (Cocos nucifera) is the only species in this genus. However there are one or two spp. in the genus Lytocaryum which sound like the plant you describe. I know nothing else about them.


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topher2006, thanks so much for the link. I think the Bolivian coconut palm is a very handsome tree--very tall and I like the fact that it's cold hardy and produces real coconuts! However, I'm been wondering how does one get to the coconuts when they're so high up? If I have a monkey as a pet, maybe that will solve the problem. In any case, I'm seriously thinking of getting one now regardless of how I could get the fruit down. Since the light requirement is not as demanding as the regular coconut tree, I think I have a spot for it on the southside of my yard where the sunlight is filtered.

Ronalawn82, I've found a thread with some info on dwarf coconut palm. Some people posted some pictures there. If interested, here's the link to the thread.

http://forums.gardenweb.com/forums/load/tropical/msg01195840520.html?11


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Many thanks for sharing the information. I now know a little more than I did and I can learn much more.
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