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Caryota gigas - Giant Thai Mountain Fishtail Palm

Caryota gigas - Giant Thai Mountain Fishtail Palm (Caryota gigas - Giant Thai Mountain Fishtail Palm)

A young Giant Fishtail Palm has Christmas lights and ornaments...on Coronado Island, CA. Photo taken Dec. 17, 2009.

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I love this picture, the plants and the property's lovely.
Coronado Island looks nice Delonix, are you there regularly ?

20 Dec, 2009


If thats a young tall does it get at maturity? does it get a very big root system?.....was just thinking its very near to the house......

20 Dec, 2009



Thanks! Coronado Island is located across San Diego Bay...and is only a 15 minute drive from my house. It's a very upscale, wealthy community...and a huge tourist location...and I go there as often as I can...which isn't often enough.

Coronado Beach is usually voted in the top 5 or 10 best beaches in the U.S. every year.

20 Dec, 2009



Giant Fishtail Palm grows to enormous's usually not suited to most gardens...not unless you have at least an acre lot. I have posted some larger specimens at the San Diego Zoo. One frond from this tree can be as large as a small kidding.

The root system is relatively small for such a large tree...and can be blown down in high winds. It's native to tropical rain forest where it's normally protected from strong winds.

20 Dec, 2009


I'll be there asap Delonix ;-)

20 Dec, 2009


I'm right behind you

20 Dec, 2009


Louise1, Amblealice:

I'm posting a photo of the large Caryota gigas - Thai Giant Fishtail Palm (one of several there) at the San Diego Zoo again today. Check it out. : > )

21 Dec, 2009


Thanks -:)

21 Dec, 2009



You're welcome. : > )

21 Dec, 2009

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