Height 20-30'; Spread 6-12'
Evergreen; bushy form, dense and round headed to spreading canopy.
Dark green, compound leaves with glossy, oval leaflets.
Long branching clusters of 1/4" fragrant white flowers
Female trees produce brown pods, 4-12" long in the summer only in the warmest neighborhoods.
Light gray bark.
In general, 15-20 gallons per week for the first 2 years; 15-20 gallons twice a month for the 3rd year; as needed after 3 years (varies by soil, sun, and wind conditions).
- Tree Care:
Moderate. Annual pruning to establish main leader and balance scaffold branches. Maintain open canopy and prune suckers.
- Special Considerations:
Can develop root rot if over watered.
- Notable Traits:
Native to New Zealand and Australia. Not a true palm.