Palm Trees – Part 2

So I have identified two more palm trees 🙂

Sago Palm. Photo taken at Rancho California RV Park near Temecula, California.

The Sago Palm is native to the Far East but my research shows they do grow in California so I’m pretty sure that is what this palm is. They are cold hardy and have been used as a container and landscape plant for centuries. Rather than continuously adding foliage, a Sago Palm produces a periodic “flush” of new leaves, called a “break”. A Sago Palm can grow for a 100 years and are often referred to as a King Sago Palm.

Royal Palm. Photo taken at Grassy Key RV Park in Marathon, Florida.

The Royal Palm Tree is native to Cuba and North America. Royal Palm Trees are popular in warm coastal areas such as southern Florida and parts of California.  They can be also found in the Caribbean, Central and South American, and Texas. The grace and beauty of a Royal Palm makes it a popular tree along the streets of many cities. Often they are used in the islands of large parking lots or in medians along the highway. In the summer the Royal Palm has fragrant yellow flowers and purple to black half-inch fruits that are showy but not edible. The Royal Palm can grow from to 60 to 70 feet tall and 5 to 10 feet wide and grow around a foot each year.

I still have a few more palm trees to identify so stay tune for part three 🙂

Until next time …

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