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Millstream Palm

Livistona alfredii

Family: Arecaceae (ar-ek-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Livistona (liv-iss-TOH-nuh) (Info)
Species: alfredii (al-FRED-ee-eye) (Info)




Foliage Color:


Bloom Characteristics:

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Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

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15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

20-30 ft. (6-9 m)


12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)


USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

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:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade


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Bloom Color:

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Bloom Time:

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Grown for foliage


Other details:

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Soil pH requirements:

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Patent Information:

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Propagation Methods:

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

Seed Collecting:

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

Reseda, California

Tarzana, California

Venice, Florida

Gardeners' Notes:


On Dec 6, 2005, cfkingfish from Venice, FL (Zone 10a) wrote:

This palm is grows in the tropical deserts of Millstream National Park in NW Australia. It has a great glaucous blue hue to its leaves, but like most of the bluer Livistonas, it is slow....very slow. These plants are protected in habitat, and seeds of this plant are fairly hard to come by.


On Jun 30, 2004, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

One of the more glaucous Livistonas, this Western Australian palm is a slow growing, solitary, fan palm and is still pretty rare in cultivation. I have had a seedling for 4 years now and it's doing fine outdoors in zone 9b, but it's a slow Livistona! It will be at least another 4-6 years before it starts to make any trunk.. longer if I don't get in planted in the ground soon. This is one of the drier climate LIvistona and is drought tolerant... but looks and grows better with plenty of water.

A year later, I can now say, though still slow, is easily 2-3x faster than L victoriae here in So California. My palm is already about to trunk and is looking great... not quite glaucous yet, but the leaves are definitely a pale green, relative to the deep green of most Livistona s... read more