Height: 30-40'; Spread: 15-20'
Moderate to fast
Evergreen; columnar; arching vase-like form.
Light green, glossy fronds to 15' long.
Flowering is unlikely in SF.
Fruit is unlikely in SF.
Smooth gray-brown trunk.
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:
Low. Prune spent fronds. Needs regular water.
Loam or sandy soil. Moderate salt spray exposure.
- Special Considerations:
Needs sun, warmth, and good drainage. Fronds get wind burnt. Shallow root system. Green seeds poisonous. Do not plant under wires.
- Notable Traits:
Native to Brazil. Handsome flowing fine-textured fronds.