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Major Jenkins' Palm
Livistona jenkinsiana

Family: Arecaceae (ar-ek-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Livistona (liv-iss-TOH-nuh) (Info)
Species: jenkinsiana (jen-kin-see-AY-nuh) (Info)
Synonym:Livistona speciosa

Category:

Trees

Palms

Height:

over 40 ft. (12 m)

Spacing:

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

Hardiness:

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:

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

Unknown - Tell us

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Shiny/Glossy-Textured

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

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

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

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

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Bayamon, Puerto Rico

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Mar 6, 2004, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

Great looking plant as a seedling- has very shiny, mildly split huge lime green leaves that are nearly circular. As it grow to a larger size a bit less unique, but still an attractive palm. It is a very slow grower, even in the tropics and most palms you see in collections are still seedlings today. Pretty marginal here in So Cal and I have had no luck with this species.