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About Jason Dewees

Palm expert Jason Dewees is a long-time volunteer at the San Francisco Botanical Garden and the Conservatory of Flowers. He currently works at Flora Grubb Nursery.



Jason Dewees's stories in Hortiphile

The Best “Native” Palm for Bay Area Gardens

These 35-year-old Guadalupe palms thrive in the understory of a 300-year-old valley oak in Walnut Creek, California.

The Guadalupe palm is the perfect palm for Bay Area gardens.

Native to the fog-cooled Guadalupe Island in Baja California, it’s right at home in San Francisco.

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