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Livistona chinensis

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Photo Locations: Los Angeles County Arboretum - Arcadia, CA and Huntington Botanical Gardens - San Marino, CA

General Notes

Fan palm with dark, shiny leaves. Needs moderate watering. Identified by drooping leaf tips on mature plants.

Native to Japan and Taiwan.

Family: Arecaceae

Additional Common Names


Tree Characteristics

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.

Moist Soil.

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.

Attracts Birds.

Special Uses & Values


Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Livistona chinensis Tree Record." 1995-2018. Jun 24, 2018.
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