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Coccothrinax argentata

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Family: Arecaceae (ar-ek-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Coccothrinax (koh-koh-THRY-naks) (Info)
Species: argentata (ar-jen-TAY-tuh) (Info)

Synonym:Coccothrinax garberi
Synonym:Coccothrinax jucunda
Synonym:Palma argentata
Synonym:Thrinax altissima
Synonym:Thrinax garberi

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Category:
Trees
Palms

Height:
12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)
15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

Spacing:
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)
6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 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:
Full Sun

Danger:
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Bloom Color:
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Bloom Time:
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Foliage:
Evergreen

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
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Patent Information:
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Propagation Methods:
From seed; germinate in vitro in gelatin, agar or other medium

Seed Collecting:
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2 positives
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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive Cearbhaill On Jun 14, 2005, Cearbhaill from Russell, KY (Zone 6b) wrote:

I purchased mine as Coccothrinax readii- if this is indeed the same palm then I must mention the fragrance of the flower! It is not fragrant for long- maybe for the initial 12 hours arter the inflourescence opens. But if you can be there at the right moment it is a stunning smell- soft and sweet and just heavenly.
This is a most attractive palm- especially when smaller. A good easy grower for me and not a problem ever.

Positive palmbob On May 1, 2004, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

This is one of the two most common Coccothrinax in cultivation in the US- has silvery undersides to the leaves (as do about 3-4 other species so careful on the identification). This palm has a slender trunk with retained leaf bases and a thatch of thick fiber (very ornamenal). The crown is sparse, usually consisting of 5-8 fan leaves on thin, drooping petioles. It is a dainty looking palm and makes a great palm for smaller yards. It likes water. Slow grower in southern California- much better suited to a humid warm climate like that in Florida. Native to south Florida and the Bahamas.

Regional...

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

La Habra, California
San Buenaventura, California
Thousand Oaks, California
Whittier, California
Big Pine Key, Florida (2 reports)
Broadview-pompano Park, Florida
Cocoa Beach, Florida
Marco Island, Florida
Naples, Florida
Palm Aire, Florida
Tampa, Florida
St John, Mississippi



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