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PlantFiles: Bonin Islands Fan Palm
Livistona boninensis

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Family: Arecaceae (ar-ek-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Livistona (liv-iss-TOH-nuh) (Info)
Species: boninensis (bo-nin-EN-sis) (Info)

Category:
Tropicals and Tender Perennials
Palms

Height:
over 40 ft. (12 m)

Spacing:
8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade
Full Shade

Danger:
Plant has spines or sharp edges; use extreme caution when handling

Bloom Color:
Inconspicuous/none

Bloom Time:
N/A

Foliage:
Evergreen

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
From seed; germinate in vitro in gelatin, agar or other medium

Seed Collecting:
Remove fleshy coating on seeds before storing
Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds

Profile:

No positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral CoconutFreak On Mar 10, 2010, CoconutFreak from Zone10
Australia wrote:

Very similar to Livistona chinensis, and in fact it used to be considered a variety, (Livistona chinensis var. boninensis), but has now been classified separate species. It is different, by having much larger green fruit, not blue, and is much taller than L. chinensis. Not sure how it is different otherwise. From Bonin Islands.



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