SelecTree: Tree Detail
CHINESE FOUNTAIN PALM
Photo Locations: Los Angeles County Arboretum - Arcadia, CA and Huntington Botanical Gardens - San Marino, CA
Fan palm with dark, shiny leaves. Needs moderate watering. Identified by drooping leaf tips on mature plants.
Native to Japan and Taiwan.
Additional Common Names
CHINESE FOUNTAIN PALM, CHINESE FAN PALM, FOUNTAIN PALM
Fan Palm Shape.
Has Evergreen foliage.
Height: 30 - 40 feet.
Width: 15 feet.
Growth Rate: 12 Inches per Year.
Longevity 50 to 150 years.
Leaves Palmate, Medium Green, No Change, Evergreen.
Yellow.. Has separate male and female flowers 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." 1995-2018. Jun 24, 2018.
< https://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/livistona-chinensis >
SelecTree Nursery Connection Map
Cal Poly / ESRI