American Oil Palm, Motacu, Motacuchi

Attalea speciosa

Family: Arecaceae (ar-ek-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Attalea (at-TAY-lee-uh) (Info)
Species: speciosa (spee-see-OH-suh) (Info)

Category:

Trees

Palms

Water Requirements:

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

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

over 40 ft. (12 m)

Spacing:

15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

20-30 ft. (6-9 m)

Hardiness:

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:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Size:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

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Other details:

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Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

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Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Gardeners' Notes:

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RatingContent
Positive

On Jun 12, 2004, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

Very upright and tall species from South America. Leaves only 15' long (relatively short for such a tall palm of this genus).

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