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Allagoptera:
Allagoptera arenaria

Allagoptera arenaria

Common name: Seashore Palm / Sand Palm
Native to: Brazil
Mature height: 5 ft
Mature spread: 8 ft
Growth Habit: branching
Leaf type: plumose
Allagoptera arenaria

photo by: Dennis Valdez
Dale Motiska Garden
Vacaville

Description:

Grows to about 6 feet overall with its subteranean trunk. Should be planted in sandy fast draining soil. Usually exposed to full sun from small seedlings in habitat. Leaves are bicolor with bright green on the top with silvery white on the undesides. The fruit from this tree is edible and delicious. The trunkless stems are bifurcating which means that the stems multiply by division of a mature stem.


Allagoptera arenaria

photo by: Dennis Valdez
Dale Motiska Garden
Vacaville
This species in the garden:
Growth rate: moderate
Sunlight: full sun
Water: moderate
Cold Tolerance: 25 F
Seed or plant availability: rare




 
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