Livistona
Livistona drudei

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

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:

Non-patented

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:

Los Angeles, California

Pasadena, California

Schertz, Texas

Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral

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

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