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Re: tallest yucca elephantipes in Bogota
Posted by Brandt-San Diego on 7/8/2017, 6:40 pm, in reply to "Re: tallest yucca elephantipes in Bogota"
Speaking of Washingtonia robusta that don't get much summer heat (or heat in almost anytime of year), they tend to have smaller fronds. A good example would be Morro Bay, on the Central Coast of California--here's a street view image: Morro Bay Washingtonia
Queen palms can be stunted due to poor soil, though usually their fronds are yellow in that case. Still, queen palms can probably tolerate average winter temperatures of 8-10 deg F lower than royal palms, so if a queen palm struggles, then the royal palm would be out of its league. But perhaps the brick buildings would retain enough heat each night to keep the royal palm alive (even better if there's a lot of heat inside the building that needs to be vented out, towards the palm).
Medellin is MUCH warmer, being around 5000-5500 feet above sea level, and they have coconut palms, and I even saw a breadfruit there, with fruit:
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