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Rhapis excelsa

Rhapis excelsa Rhapis excelsa

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General Notes

Utility Friendly Tree Utility friendly tree.

Is also used as an attractive house plant.

Native to China.

Family: Arecaceae


Rhapis flabelliformis
Chamaerops excelsa

Tree Characteristics

Fan Palm Shape.

Has Evergreen foliage.

Height: 5 - 15 feet.

Width: 5 - 15 feet.

Growth Rate: 12 Inches per Year.

Longevity 50 to 150 years.

Leaves Palmate, Dark Green, No Change, Evergreen.

Flowers Inconspicuous. . Has perfect flowers (male and female parts in each flower).

Berry, Small (0.25 - 0.50 inches).

Bark Red Brown, Fibrous or Smooth.

Shading Capacity Rated as Moderate to Dense in Leaf.

Litter Issue is Dry Fruit.

Tree Site Conditions & Constraints

Sunset Zones 12 - 17 and 19 - 24; H1, H2.

USDA Hardiness Zones 9 - 10.

Exposure Partial Shade to Full Shade.

Moist Soil.

Drought tolerant.

Loam or Sand Texture.

Slightly Acidic to Highly 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 Medium.

Root Damage Potential Rated as Low.

None Known Health Hazard.

Biogenic Emissions considered Low.

Special Uses & Values


Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Rhapis excelsa Tree Record." 1995-2018. Mar 24, 2018.
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