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PlantFiles: South American Foxtail Palm, Sumunqué Palm
Syagrus sancona

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Family: Arecaceae (ar-ek-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Syagrus (sy-AG-russ) (Info)
Species: sancona

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Category:
Trees
Palms

Height:
over 40 ft. (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

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
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Bloom Time:
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Foliage:
Grown for 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:
From seed; germinate in vitro in gelatin, agar or other medium

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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3 positives
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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive coastalzonepush On Feb 16, 2013, coastalzonepush from Orlando, FL (Zone 9b) wrote:

in my opinion, this palm is even more beautiful than the regular queens! if we could replace a quarter of existing queens with these beauties, i think everywhere would be easier on the eyes. love the leaves and trunk. the overall shape is so nice, i think they should be planted more.

Positive laspalmasdesign On Dec 2, 2004, laspalmasdesign from Los Altos, CA wrote:

Here in the SF Bay Area (Los Altos) 9b, this species of Syagrus does fine. I planted a 10 gallon specimen that was nearly 4 feet tall in a mostly shaded area, which slows growth, but it has still managed a couple feet of growth. It's not fussy but looks its best when kept wel watered.

Positive palmbob On Jun 23, 2004, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

Great looking Syagrus- probably one of my favorites- called a foxtail palm since it looks vaguely like a Wodyetia (though leaflets or lancelote instead of premorse, and no crownshaft)... but does have relatively wide leaflets in a 360 degree plumose pattern around the petioles, making the leaves look a bit like a foxes tail, I guess. Tall Syagrus (the tallest I think- 80'?) from South America (as all Syagrus but one are). Fast grower. Mine in THousand Oaks (zone 9b) did great (haven't seen it in a few years) but it did get badly frosted one year by unusually cold winds... but with protection this palm should do well in zone 9b. Best in the tropics though.

Regional...

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

Los Altos, California
Thousand Oaks, California
Zephyrhills, Florida



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