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Leucothrinax morrisii

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Photo Locations: San Antonio Botanic Garden - San Antonio, TX

General Notes

Utility Friendly Tree Utility friendly tree.

Branches don't droop and resist breakage.

Native to Florida and the Bahamas.

Family: Arecaceae

Synonyms

Thrinax morrisii

Tree Characteristics

Palm Shape.

Has Evergreen foliage.

Height: 15 - 20 feet.

Width: 6 - 10 feet.

Growth Rate: 12 to 24 Inches per Year.

Leaves Palmately Compound, Green, No Change, Evergreen.

Flowers Inconspicuous. White. Flowers in Spring. Has perfect flowers (male and female parts in each flower).

Persistent, White to Yellow Drupe, Small (0.25 - 0.50 inches), fruiting in Summer.

Bark Brown, Rough.

Shading Capacity Rated as Low to Moderately Low in Leaf.

Tree Site Conditions & Constraints

USDA Hardiness Zones 10 - 11.

Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade.

Wet but Well Drained Soil.

Clay, Loam or Sand Texture.

Acidic to Alkaline Soil pH.

Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns

Root Damage Potential Rated as Low.

Special Uses & Values

Specimen or Container.

Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Leucothrinax morrisii Tree Record." 1995-2017. Dec 10, 2017.
< http://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/leucothrinax-morrisii >

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