Archontophoenix, Hardy King Palm, Illawarra King Palm 'Illawarra'

Archontophoenix cunninghamiana

Family: Arecaceae (ar-ek-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Archontophoenix (ar-kon-toh-FEE-niks) (Info)
Species: cunninghamiana (kun-ing-ham-ee-AY-nuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Illawarra

Category:

Palms

Water Requirements:

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

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

over 40 ft. (12 m)

Spacing:

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 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)

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Pink

Lavender

Bloom Characteristics:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Bloom Size:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant is said to grow outdoors in the following regions:

Hayward, California

San Leandro, California

Orlando, Florida

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Aug 26, 2012, BayAreaTropics from Hayward, CA wrote:

Said to be the fastest growing Archontophoenix species in California's cool coastal area's. One claimed they can grow 3' a year. Whats interesting is that in California it is not more cold hardy then the regular King palm..just much faster growing,even in fog shrouded banana belts.

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