SelecTree: Tree Detail
Photo Locations: Waimea Valley Botanical Gardens - Waimea, HI, Kona, Maui, HI, Longwood Gardens - Kennette Square, PA, Quail Botanical Gardens - Encinitas, CA, Garden of Eden - HI and Kula Botanical Garden - HI
The Hawaiian Island’s most common palm species, the golden cane palm is planted indoor and out as a houseplant, hedge, screen, ornamental plant, and windbreak. A smaller, clump-forming feather palm, that will make abundant, messy fruit if the inflorescences aren’t removed. Dypsis lutescens has a HPWRA (Hawai'i Pacific Weed Risk Assessment) score of 2 (Evaluate) and the Plant Pono link is: https://plantpono.org/pono-plants/dypsis-lutescens/
Native to Madagascar.
Additional Common Names
GOLDEN CANE PALM, CANE PALM, YELLOW BUTTERFLY PALM, BAMBOO PALM, ARECA PALM, MADAGASCAR PALM
Has Evergreen foliage.
Height: 20 - 30 feet.
Width: 10 - 20 feet.
Growth Rate: 12 Inches per Year.
Leaves Pinnately Compound, Green, No Change, Evergreen.
Flowers Inconspicuous. White. Flowers in Spring. Has separate male and female reproductive parts on the same tree (monoecious).
Golden Yellow to Dark Purple Drupe, Medium (0.50 - 1.50 inches), fruiting in Summer.
Bark Green, Smooth.
Shading Capacity Rated as Low to Moderately Low in Leaf.
Tree Site Conditions & Constraints
Sunset Zones 23 - 24 and H1, H2.
USDA Hardiness Zones 10 - 11.
Exposure Full Sun to Full Shade.
Well Drained Soil.
Clay, Loam or Sand Texture.
Acidic to Alkaline Soil pH.
Pests & Disease Information
Susceptible to Scales, Root Rot and Sooty Mold.
Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns
Root Damage Potential Rated as Low.
Special Uses & Values
Specimen, Container or Screen.
Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Dypsis lutescens Tree Record." 1995-2020. Aug 14, 2020.
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