Palm trees are known as the family Arecaceae. This group includes the coconut palm (Cocos nucifera). So a coconut tree is a palm tree.
Hereof, do coconut trees grow in California?
Hawaii and certain Island groups in the S. Pacific and Caribbean Sea are the only true tropical climates in the US. Coconut Palms are tropical palms. While they grow well there, I don't believe Coconut Palms are indigenous to Hawaii. The only native palm in California is the California Fan Palm.
Do coconuts grow on palm trees?
The coconut tree (Cocos nucifera) is a member of the family Arecaceae (palm family) and the only species of the genus Cocos. The term coconut can refer to the whole coconut palm or the seed, or the fruit, which, botanically, is a drupe, not a nut. Not all palm trees have coconuts but all coconuts come from palm trees.
Is there a difference between a palm tree and a coconut tree?
The coconut products from Dutch Plantin come from the coconut palm tree (cocos nucifera), not to be confused with the oil palm tree (elaeis guineensis). Although not nearly everyone knows the differences between these two tree species, there are clear differences. The oil palm is mass cultivated on large plantations.