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CHINESE FAN PALM
Photo Locations: Hilo and Oahu, HI, Los Angeles County Arboretum - Arcadia, CA and Huntington Botanical Gardens - San Marino, CA
A widely grown fan palm with dark, shiny leaves and drooping leaf tips on mature plants. Livistona chinensis has a HPWRA (Hawai'i Pacific Weed Risk Assessment) score of 5 (Evaluate) and the Plant Pono link is: https://plantpono.org/pono-plants/livistona-rotundifolia/.
Native to Japan and Taiwan.
Additional Common Names
CHINESE FOUNTAIN PALM, CHINESE FAN PALM, FOUNTAIN PALM
Has Evergreen foliage.
Height: 30 - 40 feet.
Width: 15 feet.
Growth Rate: 12 Inches per Year.
Longevity 50 to 150 years.
Leaves Palmately Compound, Green, No Change, Evergreen.
Yellow.. Has separate male and female reproductive parts on the same tree (monoecious).
Blue Green or Yellow Drupe, Medium (0.50 - 1.50 inches).
Bark Dark Gray, Fibrous or Smooth.
Shading Capacity Rated as Moderate in Leaf.
Litter Issue is Dry Fruit and Leaves.
Tree Site Conditions & Constraints
Sunset Zones 9, 13 - 17 and 19 - 24.
USDA Hardiness Zones 9 - 11.
Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade.
Clay, Loam or Sand Texture.
Slightly Acidic to Slightly Alkaline Soil pH.
Salinity Tolerance is Moderate on Coast.
Seaside Tolerance is Good in Mild Zone.
Pests & Disease Information
Resistant to Texas Root Rot.
Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns
Branch Strength Rated as Strong.
Root Damage Potential Rated as Low.
None Known Health Hazard.
Special Uses & Values
Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Livistona chinensis Tree Record." 1995-2020. Aug 14, 2020.
< https://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/livistona-chinensis >
SelecTree Nursery Connection Map
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