SelecTree: Tree Detail
Photo Locations: Lotusland - Santa Barbara, CA
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." 1995-2018. Dec 19, 2018.
< https://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/acrocomia-aculeata >