Wallich's Dwarf Fishtail Palm
Wallichia densiflora

Family: Arecaceae (ar-ek-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Wallichia (wall-IK-ee-uh) (Info)
Species: densiflora (den-see-FLOR-uh) (Info)

Category:

Palms

Foliage Color:

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Bloom Characteristics:

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Water Requirements:

Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Where to Grow:

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Height:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Spacing:

10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Light Shade

Partial to Full Shade

Danger:

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

Bloom Color:

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Bloom Time:

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Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Other details:

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Soil pH requirements:

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Patent Information:

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Propagation Methods:

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Seed Collecting:

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Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Thousand Oaks, California

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Oct 17, 2003, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

I didn't enter this palm in the data base, but whoever did must like it? It is a great shade garden palm for So Cal, for those gardens with ample room. W densiflora is a suckering palm with a very short trunk (mostly subterranean) but with long leaves (up to 8' or more) and lime green, fish-tail shape leaflets along the petioles. The underside of the leaflets has a mild white tomentum. It is a reliable grower if given enough water (hard to overwater this one) and pretty cold tolerant (probably down to about 25F). It's pretty slow, so if you start out with a dinky seedling, it will be dinky for many years. This is a native of the lower Himalayan mountains.