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Old 09-23-2012, 09:57 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Default Re: Coconuts and cold tolerance

Wet soil in cool weather is the problem. Many palm growers have tried growing coconut palms in CA. I do not believe anyone has had success.
This I will agree with. We have prolonged cool periods compared to say FLorida and at least up here in the Bay Area we have lots of clay, not the best for drainage. I think lots of sand and/or perlite/lava rock would help with that.

I dont know if famous Newport Beach cocos is still alive?
I will do some more research and see if it is. I think it is alive because of where it is planted more than it's variety. It is on a tiny spec of dirt between a building and the street/sidewalk which creates a little micro climate. I wouldn't doubt if the wall is south facing for more winter heat.
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