Palm Trees

Palm trees grow in tropical or subtropical areas. They have a straight trunk, and fronds instead of branches. Palm trees have existed for over 90 million years.

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Are palms a tree or bush?

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Neither. They are monocots. Only dicots are considered true bushes or trees. They have a single stem whereas true trees (dicots) have branching. In common vernacular, a palm "tree" is a tall, trunk-forming species (i.e. Cocos nucifera) and a palm "bush" is one that remains relatively short and does not form an above-ground trunk, but often forms a subterranean one (i.e. Sabal minor).

Tall palms like Coconut, Borassus, Caryota etc. are also regarded as trees.

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How do you trim down a palm tree height?

In 99% of cases you cannot trim the height of a palm tree without killing it. Palms are moncotyledonous, this means they have one growth point or apical bud; this is located in the centre of the fronds and produces the new fronds. If this is damaged the plant cannot grow any more and will eventually die.

You do however also get "clump-forming" plams, in this case the taller plants can be removed and the smaller ones left to grow up and replace the ones removed

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How do you limit the height on a palm tree?

you dont, palms are not diocots or monocots yet they grow from a single point of origin like a monocot. Buy a smaller variety like cascade palm, Robellini or dwarf date palm.

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Is a palm tree a perennial?

Yes.

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Can you eat foxtail palm tree fruit?

No, the fruit is not edible even though it may look delicious. The seed is poisonous.

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Do palm trees lose their leaves?

The fronds do die, and some fall off. Best to trim them, as if left to rot , will attrct rats to nest in them.

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Does bananas grow on palm trees?

No, they don't. Banana's grow on a different type of tree.

Bananas do not grow on trees, they are the largest flowering herbaceous plant. The main stem is a pseudostem which dies after fruiting.

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In what place would you likely see a palm tree?

Palm trees grow in mostly tropical areas, for example: The Caribbean, the Southern United States, Hawaii, ect.

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Why do palm trees lean?

Ok so the reason why you see leaning palm trees in pictures is because they are growing toward the sun. Not all palm trees lean. that would be the biggest myth ever. Pine trees, oak trees, elm trees, maple tree adn just about every other plant will do the same thing. They need light to be able to survive.

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What is to eat seven dates daily?

Dates are the fruit from a Date Palm tree. Eating dates will keep the bowels moving.

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East Indian palm trees?

Nipa

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What are the uses of palm trees?

Palm-trees are used as a decoration in cities, and coast-lines (that is, beaches).

We use their fruits, the dates, as food.

Their leaves, placed in rows, are used for fishing in shallow sea-waters. The fishes follow the lines consisting of palm-leaves, pegged in the bottom of the sea, towards a fish-trap (a dead-end).

The palm-oil is widely used in cosmetics and in detergents (soap).

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Why does northern California have palm trees?

Low elevations in Northern California do have palm trees. Mainly snowless/ frostless areas but in inland areas that are prone to occasional winter frosts, some of the more tender ones will not grow well. Most of the popular varieties of palms, however, are ones that are hardy to the climate, and which are mostly the same as you see in SoCal. This is because they are fast growing and abundant. There are some palm growing farms in the Central Valley too.

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Are there palm trees in the state of Maine?

No. There is not palm trees in the state of Maine. It's to cold for them.

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What does a palm tree seed look like?

A coconut is the seed of one type of palm, a date is another..

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What is the economic value of the cabbage palm tree?

uh i don't know who wrote this but not sure.............the weeping palm tree is rare thought that's what i know

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Are palm tree spikes toxic?

The tip of the spike dries out and becomes brittle, when it penetrates your skin it can break up into lots of little pieces. They effectively become lots of mini splinters which your immune system tries to chew up, in the process causing a lot of inflammation and pain. Sometimes bacteria can be carried in on the spines which adds infection to the mix.

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Are palm trees gymnosperms?

No they are monocotyledonous angiosperms

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How tall are palm trees?

Height of Palm TreesClick on the link down to your left for more information.
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What can you plant around your palm trees?

Palm trees provide plenty of diffused light around, so one can easly grow leafy plants around these trees.

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What do palm trees smell like?

disgusting pieces of rotting wood

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How many different kinds of desert oasis palm trees are there?

I'm not sure how many total species there are, but here's a few that I know of that are found in arid and semi-arid regions of the world: Washingtonia filifera (California/Arizona/Mexico) Washingtonia robusta (Mexico) Phoenix dactylifera (North Africa/Middle East) Phoenix canariensis (Canary Islands) Phoenix theophrasti (Crete) Brahea armata (Mexico) Brahea edulis (Mexico) Brahea brandegeei (Mexico) Medemia argun (Southern Sahara) Nannorhops ritcheana (Afghanistan) Chamaerops humilis (Mediterranean basin) Chamaerops humilis v. cerifera (Morocco) Livistona mariae (Australia) Hyphaene thebaica (Africa)

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What is a branch of a palm tree called?

Frond

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Do palm trees now grow in New York City?

Yes!!!Go to Brooklyn Botanical Gardens, There is one tree named Trachycarpus that has be in the ground for about 10 years. They say it can take Zone 7 cold. Pease not this palm is protected every winter. However, the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens also has several unprotected clumps of the Needle Palm (Rhapidophyllum hystrix) that have been thriving. The Needle Palm is a bit hardier than Trachycarpus and is at its upper limits in the New York area; they do not grow well north of the Connecticut coastline.

I recently visited Ronkonkoma,NY and observed Windmill palms about 10' tall. I asked the homeowner and he told he purchased the palms about 10 years ago from nypalms.com. I was shocked to see them while visiting Long Island, NY.

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How do you remove rock salt from root system of palm tree?

You must harvest the rocksalt and use it on your food for the iodines. Or you could possibly sell It on ebay

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