Kajewskia Palm
Veitchia spiralis

Family: Arecaceae (ar-ek-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Veitchia (VEET-chee-uh) (Info)
Species: spiralis (spir-AH-liss) (Info)

Category:

Trees

Palms

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

30-40 ft. (9-12 m)

over 40 ft. (12 m)

Spacing:

10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

Unknown - Tell us

Foliage:

Evergreen

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Seed does not store well; sow as soon as possible

Regional

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

Whittier, California

Cape Coral, Florida

Miami, Florida

Gardeners' Notes:

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positive
1
neutral
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RatingContent
Neutral

On Aug 23, 2004, Kylecawaza from Corte Madera, CA (Zone 10a) wrote:

It will be a pathetophyte (struggles) In Southern CA. THis palm would do better on the coast than inland. It survives well and thrives anywhere South of Orlando in FL, and Bronseville Texas.

Positive

On Jun 25, 2004, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

Nice looking solitary pinnate palm from Vanuatu islands, though nearly extinct there. Looks like a slightly smaller version Veitchia joannis with a markedly ringed trunk, silvery pale green crownshaft and pendant premorse leaves. Grows to about 50' tall. Tropical needs.