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PlantFiles: King Palm, Peach Creek Palm
Archontophoenix tuckeri 'Peach River'

Family: Arecaceae (ar-ek-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Archontophoenix (ar-kon-toh-FEE-niks) (Info)
Species: tuckeri
Cultivar: Peach River

2 members have or want this plant for trade.


over 40 ft. (12 m)

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

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:
Sun to Partial Shade

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Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

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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1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive palmbob On May 18, 2004, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

Excellent King palm from the Peach River area of N Australia. This palm is very similar to the Alexandrae palm but it has a limier green crownshaft, shorter leaves and is a bit slower growing. However, it is still a fast palm, seed germinates extremely easily and it is a great palm for So Cal as well as the tropics. Like all Archontophoenix, they love water, but will do fine with 'average watering'.. more water they get, the more they grow. I think it is nearly impossible to over water an Archontophoenix, unless you have thick clay and the water never drains away. Many palms have reddish to pinkish color on new emerging leaves


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

Fallbrook, California
Oceanside, California
Santa Barbara, California
Thousand Oaks, California
Whittier, California

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