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PlantFiles: Bronze Palm
Oraniopsis appendiculata

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Family: Arecaceae (ar-ek-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Oraniopsis (or-ran-ee-OP-sis) (Info)
Species: appendiculata (ap-pen-dik-yoo-LAY-tuh) (Info)

Category:
Trees
Palms

Height:
20-30 ft. (6-9 m)
30-40 ft. (9-12 m)

Spacing:
10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)
12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 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:
Sun to Partial Shade
Light Shade

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:
Unknown - Tell us

Foliage:
Evergreen

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:
Non-patented

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

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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Profile:

2 positives
No neutrals
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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive Kylecawaza On Dec 18, 2004, Kylecawaza from Corte Madera, CA (Zone 10a) wrote:

There is one of these at Golden Gate Park in San Francisco. Probably the coldest place in the USA during the summer, almost always covered with fog and rarley in the 70's. This palm can handle a wide range of climates though. Its beautiful, btuu as palmbob said, it takes forever.

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

Very slow growing solitary palm from Australia. Has long upright leaves and evenly spaced long, thin leaflets with a bit of coppery color on the undersides. This is a relative of Ceroxylons in the new world and is equally needy of moisture. However, it is much more tolerant of hot, humid conditions and does fairly well in Hawaii, where most Ceroxylons do not. It is an excellent palm for southern California gardens that have some shade it which it can start out in... and needs to be planted in homes where the owners are young.... since it is so slow growing it will be decades before a trunk is formed and it looks like anything impressive. It is one of the slowest growing palms there are. But it takes frost well (to a degree) and is resistant somewhat to hot, dry winds. I have had several seedlings and they have done fine... just slow. Need a lot of water, too. Never seen a trunking palm... may not be too many outside of Australia.

Regional...

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

Corte Madera, California
Encinitas, California
Oceanside, California
Reseda, California
Tarzana, California
Thousand Oaks, California
Mountain View, Hawaii



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