SelecTree: Tree Detail
CLUSTERED FISHTAIL PALM
Photo Locations: Quail Botanical Gardens - Encinitas, CA, Huntington Botanical Gardens - San Marino, CA, Tropical Gardens of Maui and Lotusland - Santa Barbara, CA
Main shoot dies after flowering and fruiting. Tender. Often forms clumps with multiple trunks.
Native to Southeastern Asia.
Additional Common Names
CLUSTERED FISHTAIL PALM, FISHTAIL PALM, HAWAIIAN FISHTAIL PALM, BURMESE FISHTAIL PALM
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.
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
Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Caryota mitis Tree Record." 1995-2018. Oct 17, 2018.
< https://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/caryota-mitis >