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Livistona:
Livistona australis
Livistona chinensis
Livistona chinensis var. subglobossa
Livistona decipiens
Livistona drudei
Livistona fulva
Livistona muelleri
Livistona nitida
Livistona saribus
Livistona sp
Livistona speciosa

Livistona saribus

Common name: Taraw Palm
Native to: Asia Southeast
Mature height: 15'
Mature spread: 10'
Growth Habit: solitary
Leaf type: palmate
Livistona saribus

photo by: Dennis Valdez
Dennis Valdez Garden
Hercules

Description:

The Taraw Palm is native to Southeast Asia. A very spiny palm with flesh tearing armor that will keep animals and people away from it. Characterized by large floppy palmate leaves Lime green in color and make for a good color contrast among other palms in your garden. Specimens are now available on a limited basis. This has only been in cultivation in recent years therefore not much is known about all characteristics of this tree.


Livistona saribus

photo by: Dennis Valdez
U. C. Berkeley Botanical Garden
Berkeley
This species in the garden:
Growth rate: slow
Sunlight: gradual sun
Water: keep moist
Cold Tolerance: 26 F
Seed or plant availability: limited




 
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