Latanier Hauban, Latanier Palm

Roscheria melanochaetes

Family: Arecaceae (ar-ek-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Roscheria (ross-KER-ee-uh) (Info)
Species: melanochaetes

Category:

Trees

Palms

Water Requirements:

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Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade

Foliage:

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Foliage Color:

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Height:

15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

20-30 ft. (6-9 m)

Spacing:

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Where to Grow:

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Danger:

Plant has spines or sharp edges; use extreme caution when handling

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:

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Regional

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

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Loxahatchee, Florida

Gardeners' Notes:

4
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RatingContent
Positive

On Aug 28, 2010, kcvanbiesen from Loxahatchee, FL wrote:

there is no way you will grow this one in CA.
I am in south FL and this is the 3th one i tried .2 died after a short period this one seems to be a little hardier and is doing great.

Positive

On Feb 21, 2010, HK22 from Sydney,
Australia wrote:

I live about an hour north of Sydney. Sydneys climate is like LA's temps, but has greater humidity and rainfall. And the coldest temperature ever recorded at the city was 2.1
degrees Celsius (36 degrees farenheight). It has a Humid subtropical climate (Or warm humid temperate, depending on your opinion) with weather like that of places such as Orlando, Florida. I would list Sydney as maybe zone 10B in the city and 10A in the western suburbs. This palm should survive in LA.

Positive

On Aug 24, 2004, Kylecawaza from Corte Madera, CA (Zone 10a) wrote:

I would not be too quick to say they will die in California without a doubt. If it died at 40 degrees it probably was not healthy in the first place. This palm is worth a try. They grow well in Sydney Australia, which has a similar mediteranean climate. The PACSOA website has information on them in Sydney,

Positive

On Jun 21, 2004, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

Very attractive species from the Seychelles islands with spines (on young palms only) and irregularly split, wide leafltets on sparse arching 5-6' leaves. This is a very tropical palm being marginal in zone 10b. Very unusual looking, too, in it's leaf formation. Very slow grower. I have tried it, stupidly listening to a local 'expert', and it died at about 40F... no way it could survive in So CAl.

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