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Parajubaea:
Parajubaea cocoides
Parajubaea torallyi

Parajubaea torallyi

Common name: Bolivian Mountain Coconut
Native to: Ecuador
Mature height: 40'+
Mature spread: 18'
Growth Habit: solitary
Leaf type: pinnate
Parajubaea torallyi

photo by: Dennis Valdez
Dennis Valdez Garden
Hercules

Description:

This is now available at palm tree specialist nurseries. It is the most cold tolerant of the Parajubeas. This will produce a walnut sized coconut that also has coconut milk in about 6 years from a 5 gallon size tree. This magnificent tree is a sight to behold. Wind tolerant. Seed can take several months to germinate. Definitely worth the efforts. The rapid growth rate of this tree also makes it suitable to create a frost protection canopy for under-story plantings.


This species in the garden:
Growth rate: fast
Sunlight: full sun
Water: moderate
Cold Tolerance: 18 deg. F
Seed or plant availability: limited availability




 
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