Mountain Coconut, Cocumbe Palm
This much talked about palm is erratic to germinate; it does best if seeds are dried for several months before sowing
and then placed on the soil surface, not buried more than halfway. Once sprouted, it is fast growing, very adaptable,
and resembles nothing so much as a coconut palm, or a huge Lytocaryum weddellianum. BUT, it's cold hardy! For a wonderful
account of this stunning palm see PRINCIPES Vol. 31, pages172-176. An absolute must for all cool temperate
and mild subtropical areas!