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Andean Royal Palm

Dictyocaryum lamarckianum

Family: Arecaceae (ar-ek-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Dictyocaryum (dik-tee-oh-KAR-ee-um) (Info)
Species: lamarckianum

Category:

Trees

Palms

Water Requirements:

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

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Foliage:

Evergreen

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

over 40 ft. (12 m)

Spacing:

12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Where to Grow:

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Danger:

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Bloom Color:

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Bloom Characteristics:

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Bloom Size:

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Bloom Time:

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Other details:

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Soil pH requirements:

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Patent Information:

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Propagation Methods:

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Seed Collecting:

Remove fleshy coating on seeds before storing

Seed does not store well; sow as soon as possible

Regional

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

Oceanside, California

Port Saint Lucie, Florida

Ainaloa, Hawaii

Gardeners' Notes:

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RatingContent
Neutral

On Feb 9, 2006, deezpalms from Oceanside, CA (Zone 10b) wrote:

I've had a couple for almost a year and they have done ok. Haven't grown much but haven't been damaged at all through winter either. I am curious to see how it will fair in the coming years.

Positive

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

This is a pretty unlikley place, but a seedling survived in Fort Bragg CA. This may turn out to be a new palm in the area. What also survived were Wettenia sp. that even grew all winter.

Neutral

On May 6, 2004, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

This is one of the most beautiful palms there are, but also one of the most difficult to grow... unless you live in a climate where it's from- many of the palms from high elevation near the equator are difficult to grow since they have developed such an intolerance to cold AND heat- needing high humidity and a very narrow temperature range. Many attempts at growing this palm in So Cal have all met with failure, and as far as I know Miami growers can't do it either. However there are a number of beautiful specimens in Hawaii so it seems to tolerate a moderate humid heat pretty well... has a brilliant turquoise crownshaft topped with a large head of leaves and premorse leaflets that dangle down (like a weeping foxtail palm), all supported by an ornamentally ringed trunk and 2-3' of stilt r... read more

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