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PlantFiles: Livistona
Livistona drudei

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Family: Arecaceae (ar-ek-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Livistona (liv-iss-TOH-nuh) (Info)
Species: drudei

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Category:
Trees
Palms

Height:
30-40 ft. (9-12 m)
over 40 ft. (12 m)

Spacing:
8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)
10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

Hardiness:
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

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

Bloom Color:
Pale Yellow

Bloom Time:
Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:
Evergreen

Other details:
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

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

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Profile:

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral Equilibrium On Feb 26, 2005, Equilibrium wrote:

Native to Australia. Distribution would be stream banks on flat coastal plains of north-east Queensland. This species of plant may be endangered in its native range due to habitat destruction.

Positive palmbob On Apr 20, 2004, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

TAll ribbon palm, very similar in adult appearance to Livinstona decipiens. This plant is a good and dependable grower in most areas of So Cal and is fairly rapid (not as fast as L decipiens, but close). Has very deeply split leaves that hang in 'ribbons' on adult plants. Petioles have deep red-brown coloration at their bases making them look a bit different than L decipiens. Very sharply armed petioles- careful when pruning. Leaf bases near base of tree tend to be retained as in some other LIvistona species. An Australian native

Regional...

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

Los Angeles, California
Pasadena, California
Schertz, Texas



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