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There are over 2000 native species that grow in various palm tree locations.
They thrive from the Caribbean to Asia; Africa to Australia and the US.
Even Canada and Europe have some.
South and Central America, Mexico and the Middle East are also home to many varieties.
With landscaping, gardening, home decor and travel- many of these locations are now home to more than just their original native species.
There are a few that are on the endangered list in their native habitats.
If it wasn’t for the popularity in gardens they would surely go extinct.
California and Arizona are palm tree locations that have numerous types growing there today.
The one of the most notable varieties is the California or desert fan palm.
Of course there are many date varieties as well.
You’ll find these trees growing wild all over both states.
This a fairly cold hardy palm that does extremely well in these locals.
For a list of all the palms native to Florida, click here.
There are numerous coconut palms to be found further south especially around the Florida Keys.
Texas has many kinds of desert palms towards the south and other salt tolerant varieties along the coast.
The diverse climate on the Hawaiian Islands leads to many spectacular trees being
grown there. Do you know how many types are native there?
There are a few palm tree locations in Europe that are ideal for their growth.
All around the Mediterranean you’ll be able to find them without trying too hard.
One of the most popular is the canary island date palm. Originating on that island in Spain, they have made their way to various locations all over the world.
The Middle East is the biggest producer on the world market for dates. Africa is fast becoming one of the world’s leaders in oil from the palm tree.
The largest producers are India and Malaysia for oil on the world market. Both produce oil for human consumption and for biodiesel.
The bottle palm is a popular warm weather garden tree used in landscapes and pots. It originates from an island off the coast of Africa.
The Caribbean is one of the world’s most popular vacation destinations. You can’t picture a tropical beach to relax on without palm trees springing to mind.
Like many cultures around the world the native peoples use the palms for many things.
The trees shelter them. Feed them with fruit. Quench their thirst with water.
These trees play an important role supplying them with the some of the basic necessities of life.
Coconut palms are the main stay, but with ideal growing conditions there are many varieties that originate in the region.
To a chance to explore the Dominican's palms while on vacation:
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Puerto Plata Discovery is your guide on the north coast.
There are many palm tree locations in South and Central America.
The great wax palms of Brazil and Columbia are some of the tallest species in the world. They get up to 200 feet tall and tower high above the canopy of other trees below.
The Chilean wine palm is a fabulous tree. It is starting to be used more widely for lining streets and driveway entrances.
Asia and Australia are the native home to many kinds of palms used in landscaping today.
The popular foxtail palm although threatened in its native habitat in Australia; is now around the world, on display in many different landscapes.
The Chinese fan palm is a favorite for indoors and out.
Canada is an unlikely place for palms but we do have a few varieties that grow outdoors on the west coast in the Vancouver area. The most notable being the windmill palm.
Many others are imported for use in pots on patios in summer and indoors in the colder months.
There are many palm tree locations around the world. One could be your own living room or backyard!
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