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MOUNTAIN FISHTAIL PALM
Photo Locations: UC Santa Barbara - Santa Barbara, CA, Quail Botanical Gardens - Encinitas, CA, Huntington Botanical Gardens - San Marino, CA and Lotusland - Santa Barbara, CA
Native to China.
Additional Common Names
MOUNTAIN FISHTAIL PALM, GIANT MOUNTAIN FISHTAIL PALM, CANTON FISHTAIL PALM
Erect with a Low Canopy.
Feather Palm Shape.
Has Evergreen foliage.
Height: 30 - 35 feet.
Width: 16 feet.
Growth Rate: 12 Inches per Year.
Longevity 40 to 150 years.
Leaves Pinnately Compound Odd, Dark Green, No Change, Evergreen.
Flowers Inconspicuous. . Has separate male and female flowers on the same tree (monoecious).
Purple or Red Drupe, Medium (0.50 - 1.50 inches).
Bark Green, Smooth.
Shading Capacity Rated as Moderately Dense in Leaf.
Litter Issue is Leaves.
Tree Site Conditions & Constraints
Sunset Zones 23 - 24.
Exposure Partial Shade.
Loam or Sand Texture.
Slightly Acidic to Neutral 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. "Caryota maxima Tree Record." 1995-2019. Jun 26, 2019.
< https://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/caryota-maxima >