SelecTree: Tree Detail
Photo Locations: UC Santa Barbara - Santa Barbara, CA, Los Angeles County Arboretum - Arcadia, CA, Santa Barbara Courthouse, Disneyland - Anaheim, CA and Lotusland - Santa Barbara, CA
Branches don't droop and resist breakage.
Native to Lord Howe Island in the South Pacific.
Additional Common Names
SENTRY PALM, KENTIA PALM, PARADISE PALM
Has Evergreen foliage.
Height: 15 - 25 feet.
Width: 6 - 10 feet.
Growth Rate: 12 to 24 Inches per Year.
Leaves Pinnately Compound Odd, Green, No Change, Evergreen.
Flowers Inconspicuous. White. Flowers in Fall, Winter, Spring or Summer. Has separate male and female flowers on the same tree (monoecious).
Yellow, Red and Green Drupe, Medium to Large (0.50 - 3.00 inches), fruiting in Fall, Winter, Spring or Summer.
Bark Green, Rough or Smooth.
Shading Capacity Rated as Low to Moderately Low in Leaf.
Tree Site Conditions & Constraints
Sunset Zones 17 and 21 - 24.
USDA Hardiness Zones 9 - 11.
Exposure Partial Shade to Full Shade.
Well Drained Soil.
Clay, Loam or Sand Texture.
Acidic to Alkaline Soil pH.
Pests & Disease Information
Susceptible to Invasive Shot Hole Borer.
Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns
Root Damage Potential Rated as Low.
Special Uses & Values
Specimen or Container.
Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Howea forsteriana Tree Record." 1995-2018. May 20, 2018.
< https://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/howea-forsteriana >