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Re: Large Pandanus and Bismarckia in La Jolla
Posted by Brandt-San Diego on 7/4/2017, 2:47 pm, in reply to "Re: Large Pandanus and Bismarckia in La Jolla"
Pandanus utilis can supposedly take temps slightly below freezing briefly, though my guess is that its main limit for California is in the average winter temps (since it can grow well along parts of the coast with limited summer heat). With coconut palms having a lower limit somewhere around 59 or 60 for the coldest month's average temperature (which is why they are only found in the best So-Cal microclimates), I think a lot of other plants are the same way, and I'm guessing Pandanus utilis is somewhere around 55 for the coldest month.
The royal palm might have been planted large. Again, the best royals are a few miles inland, like this one about 4-5 miles from the coast (pic taken at least 10 years ago--I should check to see how large it is now):
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