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 coconut palms in Melbourne Beach, Florida 
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Post coconut palms in Melbourne Beach, Florida
It's interesting to see the effect of the 2010 cold spell in Florida in StreetView.

In this shot the coconut palms look fine because it was photographed in 2016

https://www.instantstreetview.com/@28.0 ... h,4.75p,1z

But further down the street was photographed in 2011

https://www.instantstreetview.com/@28.0 ... h,2.44p,1z


Sun Jan 14, 2018 6:33 am
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Post Re: coconut palms in Melbourne Beach, Florida
Well,that qualifies as central Florida I believe. Interesting too is that at that same latitude on Florida's west coast you get no coconuts on the Gulf side. Plenty of warm semi tropical weather...but enough cold to keep them out.


Mon Jan 15, 2018 5:31 pm
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Post Re: coconut palms in Melbourne Beach, Florida
Yes, Melbourne is central Florida, but right next to the coast such that the barrier islands qualify as zone 10 most of the time. The thing that limits growing true tropicals in Florida is not the average temperatures, but rather those nasty cold fronts that hit every decade or so. So, for coconuts, anywhere but true south Florida is a no-go.

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Post Re: coconut palms in Melbourne Beach, Florida
I was watching a "Move to Okinawa Japan" on HGTV. No coconuts. Pandanus, Crotons,Manila palm surprisingly since I cant get them to grow in summer outdoors here in the bay area- but I did get Coconut palm to add like a frond and a half per summer in its pot.
Maybe the parts of Okinawa that get cold continental air was the location. All the WW2 Movies show Coconut palms as American storm the beach!


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