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BOTTLE PALM
Hyophorbe lagenicaulis

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Photo Locations: Koko Crater Botanical Garden - Honolulu, HI

General Notes

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.

Family: Arecaceae

Additional Common Names

BOTTLE PALM, PALMISTE GARGOULETTE

Tree Characteristics

Compact and Erect Low or High Canopy.

Palm Shape.

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.

Drought tolerant.

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.

Attracts Bees.

Special Uses & Values

Specimen, Street Tree, Buffer Strip.

Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Hyophorbe lagenicaulis Tree Record." 1995-2020. Oct 27, 2020.
< https://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/hyophorbe-lagenicaulis >

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