Kentiopsis
Kentiopsis piersoniorum

Family: Arecaceae (ar-ek-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Kentiopsis (ken-tee-OP-sis) (Info)
Species: piersoniorum
Additional cultivar information:(aka Champagne)

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 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:

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:

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Ainaloa, Hawaii

Hawaiian Paradise Park, Hawaii

Gardeners' Notes:

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RatingContent
Positive

On Jun 7, 2004, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

Of the three 'commonly' grown Kentiopsis, this is the most attractive as an adult palm. As a seedling it has wonderfully pink petioles and sea green arched leaves. However, I didn't have any luck keeping one alive. It was called Mackeea Champagne back then, but now it has been properly assigned a name. This is a tall (50') New Caledonian palm with strongly arched leaves and perfectly straight leaflets. It is a very slow growing palm, though, so not too many large ones outside of New Caledonia (in fact, I have never seen an adult palm).