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Livistona chinensis

Chinese fan palm

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Features

  • BloomsJune
  • Height6m to 13m
  • Spread3m to 7m
  • Growth HabitUpright star-shaped
  • Flower ColourCream
  • Leaf ColourGlossy green

Description

Livistona chinensis (Chinese fan palm). This palm grows relatively quickly. Its single trunk is roughly textured, and it has large fronds which are held on relatively short stalks.

Characteristics

Evergreen, Palm

Origin

S. Japan to Taiwan

Interest and use

Grown for their overall appearance.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilSandy
  • Soil pH7.0 to 5.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

These sub-tropical palms will tolerate frosts down to about 25°F or 4°C. Slow growing, they prefer deep, sandy, well-drained soil. They need good sunlight, but produce more vigorous, deeper green foliage in dappled shade. They make excellent container plants.

Propagation

Propagate by seed in the summer.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Prone to red spider mites and scale insects.

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