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Caryota:
Caryota gigas
Caryota obtusa
Caryota ochlandra
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Caryota obtusa

Common name: var. gigas
Native to: Thailand
Mature height: 60 feet
Mature spread: 18'
Growth Habit: solitary
Leaf type: bipinnate fishtail
Caryota obtusa

photo by: Dennis Valdez
Lakeside Palmetum
Oakland

Description:

This tree is monocarpic which means that it will flower and bear fruit only once, then die. This tree will reach maximum height in about 25 years. Flesh of seed and trunk is caustic to touch and should be handled with care.


This species in the garden:
Growth rate: fast
Sunlight: full sun
Water: keep moist
Cold Tolerance: 27 F
Seed or plant availability: limited




 
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