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CLUSTERED FISHTAIL PALM
Caryota mitis

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Photo Locations: Quail Botanical Gardens - Encinitas, CA, Huntington Botanical Gardens - San Marino, CA, Tropical Gardens of Maui and Lotusland - Santa Barbara, CA

General Notes

Main shoot dies after flowering and fruiting. Tender. Often forms clumps with multiple trunks.

Native to Southeastern Asia.

Family: Arecaceae

Additional Common Names

CLUSTERED FISHTAIL PALM, FISHTAIL PALM, HAWAIIAN FISHTAIL PALM, BURMESE FISHTAIL PALM

Tree Characteristics

Erect with a Low Canopy.

Feather Palm Shape.

Has Evergreen foliage.

Height: May reach 40 feet.

Width: 10 - 20 feet.

Growth Rate: 12 Inches per Year.

Longevity 40 to 150 years.

Leaves Bipinnately Compound, Light Green, No Change, Evergreen.

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

Black or Mostly Blue Drupe, Medium (0.50 - 1.50 inches).

Bark Green, Smooth.

Shading Capacity Rated as Moderately Dense in Leaf.

Tree Site Conditions & Constraints

Sunset Zones 23 - 24.

USDA Hardiness Zones 10 - 11.

Exposure Partial Shade.

Moist Soil.

Loam or Sand Texture.

Slightly Acidic Soil pH.

Salinity Tolerance is Moderate Inland.

Seaside Tolerance is Good in South Coast.

Pests & Disease Information

Resistant to Texas Root Rot. Susceptible to Scales and Spider Mites.

Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns

Branch Strength Rated as Medium.

Root Damage Potential Rated as Low.

Irritant Health Hazard.

Special Uses & Values

Screen.

Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Caryota mitis Tree Record." 1995-2018. Dec 19, 2018.
< https://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/caryota-mitis >

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