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What’s bugging palms in Southern California?


Last updated 10/13/2017 at Noon

This Canary palm, Phoenix canariensis, is in the last stages of dying, its crown having already fallen off. Courtesy photo

Roger Boddaert

Special to Valley News

There is nothing more iconic in the Southern California landscape than the exotic palms from all over the world that dot gardens and give them that far away vacation look of which we dream.

From the cool coastal beach strand to the hot interior deserts, palms play a very important role in southland gardens.

linkThere are the tall and lanky palms Washingtonia robusta that grow over 80 feet tall and wave on the skyline, the stately date palm Phoenix dactylifera growing in the Coachella Valley, supplying the state with ed...

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