Spacing: 12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m) 15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m) 20-30 ft. (6-9 m)
Hardiness: USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 °C (15 °F) USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 °C (20 °F) 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: Full Sun Full Shade
Bloom Color: Red-Orange
Bloom Time: N/A
Foliage: Grown for foliage Evergreen
Other details: Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings Very high moisture needs; suitable for bogs and water gardens
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: By dividing the rootball
Seed Collecting: Remove fleshy coating on seeds before storing Seed does not store well; sow as soon as possible
On Jan 9, 2011, applegirl1958 from Palm Harbor, FL wrote:
When I bought my house I had 4 SERIOUSLY overgrown thatches of this type of palm in my (TINY!) yard. I have been systematically removing them but I need to know how to kill the root ball. They are messy, painful (THORNS!) and unattractive. HELP!
This palm can certainly live outside of zone 10, I've had one growing for three years and it has done wonderfully. It enjoys the abundant rainfall here on the upper Texas gulf coast and doesn't require much other than pruning...but it tends to yellow quickly if given too much water.
On Sep 22, 2003, palmbob from Tarzana, CA (Zone 9b) wrote:
This palm is one of the most adaptable palms that grow well in Southern California- can handle bogs, and yet is drought tolerant. It deals with high winds and open spaces as well as darker, shady gardens. Soils vary from alkaline to acidic. Only problem for us here in southern California (U.S.) is it's a lot slower than in Florida. It's a nice clumping fan palm with silvery undersides to the leaves and fairly 'user friendly'. It has very fine, almost inconspicuous (but razor-sharp) teeth along the petioles. In Florida, where it is much more commonly grown (and to where it is a native), it is susceptible to ganoderma, a root/stem fungus that is lethal and untreatable. Here in California, this palm does great in extreme heat situations, such as found in Palm Springs.
This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:
Reseda, California San Diego, California San Marino, California Thousand Oaks, California Union City, California Big Pine Key, Florida Boca Raton, Florida Bradenton, Florida Brandon, Florida Campbell, Florida Cape Coral, Florida Cocoa Beach, Florida Cypress Gardens, Florida Miami Beach, Florida Patrick Afb, Florida Saint George, Florida South Venice, Florida Brunswick, Georgia Boutte, Louisiana Chauvin, Louisiana Franklin, Louisiana New Orleans, Louisiana Lincolnville, South Carolina Devers, Texas San Leanna, Texas