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Description

One of the most graceful fan palms – particularly if grown in a shaded position – the Chinese Fan Palm is hardier than it looks and deserves to be grown more often.  With drooping tips to the leaves it has a very tropical look.

 

Origin

Japan, Taiwan and the Ryukyu Islands.

 

Form and size

Solitary fan palm to around 10m.

 

Preferred habitat

Outdoors in both sunny and shady positions.  Looks best however if grown in shady, sheltered gullies where the arching fronds grow even larger.  Also suitable for indoor use when young.

Growth rate

  Medium to slow

Outdoors

  Yes

Indoors

  Yes (well lit position)

Wind

  Good tolerance

Sea winds

  Good tolerance

Sun

  Good tolerance

Dryness

  Good tolerance

Frost

  To -5°C

Livistona chinensis

Chinese Fan Palm

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