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LOULU PALM
Pritchardia hillebrandii

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Photo Locations: Oahu, HI

General Notes

Utility Friendly Tree Utility friendly tree.

Pritchardia is a genus of about 30 species of fan palms, native to the Pacific Islands, with two-thirds of the species being endemic to the Hawaiian Islands. This was also the only genus of palms growing in Hawai'i before human arrival, and pollen records indicate that they dominated dry lowland forests in some areas. Native to Molokai, Pritchardia hillebrandii is the most commonly grown endemic Pritchardia in Hawai'i. The leaves are often bluish gray-green with whitish wool on the undersides. Pritchardia hillebrandii has no HPWRA (Hawai'i Pacific Weed Risk Assessment) score and the Plant Pono link is: https://plantpono.org/pono-plants/pritchardia-hillebrandii/.

Native to Hawaii.

Family: Arecaceae

Additional Common Names

LOULU LELO, LOULU PALM, HILLEBRAND'S LOULU, HILLEBRAND'S PRITCHARDIA, HAWANE, LOULU, NOULU, WAHANE

Tree Characteristics

Compact and Erect Low or High Canopy.

Palm Shape.

Has Evergreen foliage.

Height: 15 - 20 feet.

Width: 10 feet.

Growth Rate: 12 Inches per Year.

Leaves Palmately Compound, Bluish Green or Silver or Gray Green, No Change, Evergreen.

Flowers Inconspicuous. .

Prolific, Yellowish Brown, Reddish Brown, Black Drupe, Medium (0.50 - 1.50 inches).

Bark Light Gray, Smooth.

Shading Capacity Rated as Moderately Low in Leaf.

Litter Issue is Wet Fruit and Leaves.

Tree Site Conditions & Constraints

Sunset Zones 23, 24; H1, H2.

USDA Hardiness Zones 10 - 11.

Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade.

Wet but Well Drained Soil.

Loam or Sand Texture.

Acidic to Alkaline Soil pH.

Salinity Tolerance is Good to Moderate on Coast.

Seaside Tolerance is Good.

Pests & Disease Information

Susceptible to New Guinea Sugarcane Weevil (Rhabdoscelus obscurus).

Special Uses & Values

Specimen, Street Tree, Buffer Strip.

Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Pritchardia hillebrandii Tree Record." 1995-2020. Aug 14, 2020.
< https://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/pritchardia-hillebrandii >

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