Sierra Palm
Gaussia princeps

Family: Arecaceae (ar-ek-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Gaussia (GAUS-see-uh) (Info)
Species: princeps (PRIN-keps) (Info)

Category:

Trees

Palms

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

20-30 ft. (6-9 m)

Spacing:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Hardiness:

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

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

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Bloom Time:

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Foliage:

Evergreen

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

7.9 to 8.5 (alkaline)

8.6 to 9.0 (strongly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

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:

Huntington Beach, California

Jensen Beach, Florida

Saint Petersburg, Florida

Gardeners' Notes:

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RatingContent
Positive

On Mar 1, 2013, psljbeachj from Jensen Beach, FL (Zone 10b) wrote:

Adorable palm for a tight spot. The new growth spear on our specimen is remarkably thick for a palm this size. We have ours with an under planting of dwarf chenille. Just keep the chenille from getting to close to the trunk to prevent fungus. Reasonable salt tolerance probably a 2nd line out of 3.

Neutral

On Jun 4, 2004, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

not the most beautiful palm in the world, but interesting, especially as a seedling. A moderately slow Cuban solitary pinnate palm with a long green tapering crownshaft and a swollen, bottle trunk when young. Eventually grows to 30'. Not a very full head of leaves in crown (4-6) and not all that neat. Mostly grown by palm nuts who want to have another species.