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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:

You may have to plant seed if you want this tree. It is very rare and the most cold tolerant of the Parajubeas. This will produce a walnut sized coconut that also has coconut milk. This magnificent tree is a sight to behold. Wind tolerant. Seed can take several months to germinate. Definitely worth the efforts.


This species in the garden:
Growth rate: slow
Sunlight: full sun
Water: moderate
Cold Tolerance: 24 F
Seed or plant availability: rare




 
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