High Elevation Palms

Monday November 9, 2015

San Francisco Botanical Garden’s Arecaeae (Palm Family) Collection has achieved Plant Collections Network Accreditation. The Bay Area’s mild Mediterranean climate with coastal fog is the ideal environment for growing high-elevation palm species outdoors. These conditions enable successful cultivation of rare, heat-intolerant species from cloud forest habitats in the Andes and Temperate Asia, a significant contribution to ex situ conservation initiatives.


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