Evergreen id. 14

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    Cocos nucifera

    Coconut Palm

    Zone 11

    Coconuts, husks with a coco(nut) inside, leaflets dangle down like long hair, yellowish coloring at the base of the leaves. Grows 60-100' tall and 20-40' wide.
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    Cycas revoluta

    Sago Palm/ King Sago

    Zone 8

    Pineapple shaped base, produces huge dense cones, cardboardy fronds, sharp stiff fronds. Grows 5-10' tall and 3-4' wide.
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    Dicksonia antarctica

    Tasmanian Tree Fern

    Zone 9

    Grows upward, thicker trunks than australian tree fern, stiff pinnate leaf. Grows 15' tall and 10' wide.
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    Phoenix roebelenii

    Pygmy Date Palm

    Zone 10

    Really small, often containerized, dates not edible, creates pups, xeric, thorns along petiole, pinnate fronds. Grows 6-10' tall and 3-5' wide.
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    Phoenix canariensis

    Canary Island Date Palm

    Zone 9

    Biggest phoenix likely to use, fronds branch out in a full circular form, very formal, xeric, thorns along the petiole, pinnate leaves. Grows 50-60' tall and 50' wide.
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    Phoenix dactylifera

    Date Palm

    Zone 9

    Where dates come from, smaller width than other phoenixs', usually booted so that the trunk is diamondy. Fronds grow into a half circle form, very formal. xeric, thorns along the petiole. Grows 50-80' tall and 20-40' wide.
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    Phoenix reclinata

    Senegal Date Palm

    Zone 9

    Reckless multi-trunked tree, if not cleaned up turns into dense mass, xeric, thorns along petiole, pinnate leaves. Grows 60' high and wide.
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    Ravenala madagascariensis

    Travelers Palm

    Zone 10

    Looks like a bird of paradise but grows 2-d or flat, then fans out at the top. Grows 50-60 high and wide.
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    Strelitzia nicolai

    Giant Bird of Paradise

    Zone 9

    White bird of paradise flower, simple large leaf, background tree, or specimin for foliage. Grows 20-30' high and wide.
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    Strelitzia reginae

    Bird of Paradise

    Zone 9

    Really pretty orange and blue flower, blooms year round, large leaf, used for massing, and as a specimin for flower and foliage.Grows 3-5' high and wide.
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    Washingtonia robusta

    Mexican Fan Palm

    Zone 8

    Grey skinny trunk, saw blade style thorns along palmate leaf stem. Grows 60-70' high and 5-10' wide.
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    Washingtonia filifera

    California Fan Palm

    Zone 8

    Lighter brownish red trunk, thicker and smoother trunk than robusta, and lacyer fronds than the robusta. Grows 40-50' tall and 25' wide.
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    Trachycarpus fortunei

    Windmill Palm

    Zone 8

    Orangutan trunk (orangish brown and furry), looks like a windmill from above, specimin for many reasons, not large, framing and formal, grouping, or wild look. Grows 10-20' high and 5-7' wide.
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    Chamearops humilis

    Mediterranean Fan Palm/ European Fan Palm

    Zone 8

    Multi-trunked, fan leaf, tiny thorns along the petiole, a little fuzz on the trunk, produces red fruit. Grows 10' high and wide.
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    Butia Capitata

    Jelly Palm/ Pindo Palm

    Zone 8

    Pineapple shaped base, frond comes up and curves back down, pinnate leaf, lacey fronds. Grows 15' tall and 10-15' wide.
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Evergreen id. 14
2012-05-31 04:14:22
Evergreen identification

A continuation of Evergreen id. 1-13
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