Livistona muelleri

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Livistona muelleri

Post Number:#1  Postby Geoff » Sat Jan 13, 2018 10:44 pm

this is a different sort of Livistona, though also primarily from northern Australia, but also native to Indonesia and New Guinea. This is a very delicately-leaved palm with perfect, stiff, geometrically divided palmate, deeply divided smallish leaves and heavily armed petioles- 35-50 leaves per crown and fairly tightly packed in. Young plants are incredibly ornamental and look almost sculpted. Palms are usually under 20' tall with many retained leaf bases along the trunks of smaller palms and small skirts of dead leaves on the taller ones. This species tends to be difficult in California but it is not clear exactly why. It is not very cold hardy but it seems to be something more than that. Few mature individuals have existed in California and most are deceased now. It is one of the slowest growing of all the Livistonas, too.

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