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Acrocomia aculeata

Acrocomia aculeata Acrocomia aculeata Acrocomia aculeata Acrocomia aculeata

Photo Locations: Lotusland - Santa Barbara, CA

General Notes

Tree can have single or multiple trunks. Takes little or no frost.

Has thorns.

Native to Tropical regions of the Americas.

Family: Arecaceae


Acrocomia mexicana
Acrocomia totai

Additional Common Names


Tree Characteristics

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.

Moist Soil.

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.

Attracts Birds.

Special Uses & Values


Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Acrocomia aculeata Tree Record." 1995-2019. Mar 19, 2019.
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