Livistona nitida

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Livistona nitida

Post Number:#1  Postby Geoff » Sat Jan 13, 2018 10:52 pm

This is possibly the fastest growing of the Livistona palms- also from Queensland, Australia where it grows up to nearly 100' tall. From a distance it resembles a Washingtonia robusta though without the split leaf bases (leaf bases never split in Livistonas). In California this is one of the fastest growing palms one can grow, though still much slower than Washingtonias, Queen palms and Caryota urens. It is a sturdy and very easy palm to grow. Other than it's not terribly unique appearance, it is a wonder it is not grown more often as a public landscaping palm. Cold hardy down to about 22F.

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