SelecTree: Tree Detail
Photo Locations: Koko Crater Botanical Garden - Honolulu, HI
This is a slow-growing, smaller palm ideal for small yards and large pots. It is widely grown throughout Hawai'i’s coastal areas and in drier, hotter locations the foliage turns yellowish. Hyophorbe lagenicaulis has a HPWRA (Hawai'i Pacific Weed Risk Assessment) score of -3 (Low Risk), and the Plant Pono link is: https://plantpono.org/pono-plants/hyophorbe-lagenicaulis/.
Native to Mauritius.
Additional Common Names
BOTTLE PALM, PALMISTE GARGOULETTE
Compact and Erect Low or High Canopy.
Has Partly Deciduous foliage.
Height: 20 - 30 feet.
Width: 10 feet.
Growth Rate: 12 Inches per Year.
Leaves Pinnately Compound, Light Green, Golden or Yellow or Orange, Partly Deciduous.
Flowers Inconspicuous. . Has separate male and female reproductive parts on the same tree (monoecious).
Prolific, Red, Brown, or Black Drupe, Medium (0.50 - 1.50 inches).
Bark Light Gray or Green, Smooth.
Shading Capacity Rated as Low in Leaf.
Shading Capacity Rated as Low out of Leaf.
Tree Site Conditions & Constraints
Sunset Zones H1, H2.
USDA Hardiness Zones 10 - 11.
Exposure Full Sun.
Wet to Dry Soil.
Clay, Loam or Sand Texture.
Acidic to Alkaline Soil pH.
Salinity Tolerance is Moderate.
Seaside Tolerance is Good.
Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns
Poisonous Health Hazard.
Special Uses & Values
Specimen, Street Tree, Buffer Strip.
Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Hyophorbe lagenicaulis Tree Record." 1995-2021. May 14, 2021.
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