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Acoelorrhaphe:
Acoelorrhaphe wrightii

Acoelorrhaphe wrightii

Common name: Everglades Palm
Native to: USA Florida, Cuba
Mature height: 15 feet
Mature spread: 6 feet to
Growth Habit: suckering
Leaf type: palmate
Acoelorrhaphe wrightii

photo by: Dennis Valdez
Inge Hoffmann Garden
San Leandro

Description:

The leaves have a silvery colored underside and reddish brown fibrous trunks. Saw teeth on petioles. Suckering palm trees have a greater chance at survival because if the taller trunks are ever damaged such as in severe cold weather, smaller suckers usually survive at the base since they are usually more protected.


Acoelorrhaphe wrightii

photo by: Dennis Valdez
Inge Hoffmann Garden
San Leandro
This species in the garden:
Growth rate: very slow
Sunlight: full sun
Water: keep moist
Cold Tolerance: 15 F
Seed or plant availability: limited




 
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