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KING PALM
Archontophoenix cunninghamiana

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Photo Locations: Huntington Botanical Gardens - San Marino, CA, UC Santa Barbara - Santa Barbara, CA, Los Angeles County Arboretum - Arcadia, CA, Santa Barbara, CA, Foster Botanical Garden - Honolulu, HI and Lotusland - Santa Barbara, CA

General Notes

Attractive flowers. Incorrectly sold under the name Seaforthia elegans.

Native to Australia.

Family: Arecaceae

Additional Common Names

KING PALM, BANGALOW PALM, SEAFORTHIA PALM

Tree Characteristics

Erect and requires ample growing space.

Feather Palm Shape.

Has Evergreen foliage.

Height: 50 - 70 feet.

Width: 10 - 15 feet.

Growth Rate: 24 Inches per Year.

Longevity 50 to 150 years.

Leaves Pinnately Compound Odd, Medium Green, No Change, Evergreen.

Lavender.. Has separate male and female flowers on the same tree (monoecious).

Red Drupe, Small (0.25 - 0.50 inches).

Bark Dark Gray or Light Gray, Smooth.

Shading Capacity Rated as Moderate in Leaf.

Litter Issue is Wet Fruit and Leaves.

Tree Site Conditions & Constraints

Sunset Zones 21 - 24.

USDA Hardiness Zones 10 - 11.

Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade.

Moist Soil.

Loam or Sand Texture.

Highly Acidic to Highly Alkaline Soil pH.

Seaside Tolerance is Good in South Coast.

Pests & Disease Information

Resistant to Texas Root Rot. Susceptible to Phytophthora and Root Rot.

Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns

Branch Strength Rated as Medium.

Root Damage Potential Rated as Moderate.

None Known Health Hazard.

Attracts Birds.

Special Uses & Values

Street Tree.

Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Archontophoenix cunninghamiana Tree Record." 1995-2018. Feb 24, 2018.
< http://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/archontophoenix-cunninghamiana >

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