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Orlando Coconut Palm: 30 months of growth

Posted by royalpaulm Cen Fla 10a (My Page) on
Sun, Oct 10, 10 at 20:19

Here is my green Malayan dwarf coconut palm. It was planted March 2008 in my yard in Windermere,, Fla (near Orlando).

When planted:Photobucket Pictures, Images and Photos

Summer 2009 - even fruited! Photobucket Pictures, Images and Photos

Here it is today. The past winter was a bad one, so not much fruit this year. Also grew considerably slower than the prior summer. Photobucket Pictures, Images and Photos


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RE: Orlando Coconut Palm: 30 months of growth

  • Posted by kinzyjr Lakeland, FL 9a (My Page) on
    Sun, Oct 10, 10 at 21:11

Very nice! I've been having some trouble getting mine to grow. They haven't moved over the last two months. Will probably have to replace them.


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RE: Orlando Coconut Palm: 30 months of growth

Beautiful! Im glad that it survived the winter. That was a pretty historic winter for Florida and you wont have to worry about another winter like that for 20 years or more hopefully! I remember seeing what I think was coconut palm by a resort in Orlando a few years ago. I wonder if its still alive after last winter? Anyways, I think Orlando is a great place to be trying coconut palms and it will be really happy there most winters! I think you will get a good amount of coconuts from it really soon!
Thanks for sharing!
-Alex


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RE: Orlando Coconut Palm: 30 months of growth

Thanks guys. Last summer I had planned on adding a couple more to my yard but last years freak winter scrubbed those plans. I only have the time to protect 1 cold sensitive palm during a deep cold blast - so this will
be my 1 palm to baby. The rest of the yard is filled with palms that can easily weather the worst winter central Florida has to offer


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RE: Orlando Coconut Palm: 30 months of growth

  • Posted by kinzyjr Lakeland, FL 9a (My Page) on
    Wed, Oct 13, 10 at 23:08

You're welcome! What all did you do to protect the tree last year? I'm curious because my highs and lows were within 1 degree of your location last year.


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RE: Orlando Coconut Palm: 30 months of growth

Last year I used Xmas lights and them wrapped with blankets and cloth covers - a pic is below. This year I'm planning on building a cheap PVC pipe cover to slip on it if temps fall below 30. I would then cover with plastic and heat with a small Space heater.

Photobucket Pictures, Images and Photos


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