Habitat and Distribution
Native to the central coast of New Guinea
A very attractive clustering sometime solitary palm that grows in a perfect symmetrical shape and stays a rich green in full sun. It has an attractive dense clump of stems, which lends itself to being a great privacy screen in the yard. It’s a manageable sized palm with symmetrical clumping habit reaching 20 feet. The stems are tightly clustered and 2 inches in diameter. The stunning inflorescences are orange with contrasting maroon fruit which mature to black. Young plants are particularly attractive with large undivided leaflets.
This palm can grow 20ft tall with a stem cluster of about 2 ½ft in diameter. The growth is steady and grows in a variety of soils including sandy and alkaline.
Cold Hardiness Zone:
10b-11, Can withstand temperatures below freezing for short durations.
A dense and super green clustering palm that makes for a wonderful natural privacy screen.
Not bothered by drought or Florida’s alkaline soils !
No maintenance and beautiful !