SelecTree: Tree Detail
Photo Locations: Lotusland - Santa Barbara, CA
Utility friendly tree.
Tree can have single or multiple trunks. Takes little or no frost.
Native to Tropical regions of the Americas.
Additional Common Names
MACAW PALM, GRU-GRU PALM,MACAUBA PALM, COYOL PALM
Feather Palm Shape.
Has Evergreen foliage.
Height: 30 - 50 feet.
Width: 15 - 20 feet.
Growth Rate: 12 Inches per Year.
Longevity 50 to 150 years.
Leaves Frond, Medium to Dark Green, No Change, Evergreen.
. Has separate male and female flowers on the same tree (monoecious).
Brown Drupe, Medium (0.50 - 1.50 inches) Edible.
Bark Black or Dark Brown, Spiny.
Shading Capacity Rated as Dense in Leaf.
Litter Issue is Dry Fruit.
Tree Site Conditions & Constraints
Sunset Zones 23 - 24.
Exposure Full Sun.
Loam or Sand Texture.
Highly Acidic to Slightly Alkaline Soil pH.
Seaside Tolerance is Good in South Coast.
Pests & Disease Information
Resistant to Texas Root Rot.
Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns
Branch Strength Rated as Medium.
Root Damage Potential Rated as Low.
None Known Health Hazard.
Special Uses & Values
Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Acrocomia aculeata Tree Record." 1995-2017. Dec 11, 2017.
< http://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/acrocomia-aculeata >