Pinanga

Pinanga caesia

Family: Arecaceae (ar-ek-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Pinanga (pin-ANG-uh) (Info)
Species: caesia (KESS-ee-uh) (Info)

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:

10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

20-30 ft. (6-9 m)

Spacing:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Hardiness:

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

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Size:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

Blooms all year

Blooms repeatedly

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

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

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Gardeners' Notes:

1
positive
0
neutrals
0
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RatingContent
Positive

On Jun 11, 2004, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

This is one of the world's most colorful palms. The most striking feature is the crownshaft which is a dark golden, maroon, purply or even chocolate color, that fades rapidly into a deep orangy-brown near the top. Then the gold to orange color resumes along the petioles, sometimes into the rachis. THe premorse, slightly pendant leaflets are a light to emerald green and often faintly mottled with yellow. However new leaves are a deep maroon to chocolate coloration, fading to a dull brown-pink and then slowing turning green with age. THe trunk is closely ringed and is green at the top and slowly fades to a yellow color and then to an orange color farther down the trunk. ANd as if that weren't colorful enough, the flowers are a bright pink color, sprouting out just below the crownshaft ... read more

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