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Caryota:
Caryota gigas
Caryota obtusa
Caryota ochlandra
Caryota urens

Caryota ochlandra

Common name: Chinese Fishtail Palm
Native to: China
Mature height: 40 feet
Mature spread: 16 feet
Growth Habit: solitary
Leaf type: bipinnate fishtail

Description:

A smallish species with a neat crown of gently tumbling leaves. Elegant and tidy. Monocarpic tree will reach maximum height in about 25 years, then blooms and gradually dies. Flesh of seed is caustic to touch and should be handled with care.


This species in the garden:
Growth rate: fast
Sunlight: gradual sun
Water: keep moist
Cold Tolerance: 24 F
Seed or plant availability: rare




 
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