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Description

A relatively small and attractive palm the Pygmy Date Palm only really begins to show itself off once it forms a decent trunk of several feet. With age they develop into truly beautiful dwarf versions of the giant date palm.

 

Origin

Laos.

 

Form and size

Solitary palm to 3m.

 

Preferred habitat

Outdoors in semi-shaded position.  Grows well in most coastal and temperate areas of the North Island.

Growth rate

  Slow

Outdoors

  Yes

Indoors

  Yes (well lit position)

Wind

  Good tolerance

Sea winds

  Some tolerance

Sun

  Very good tolerance

Dryness

  Good tolerance

Frost

  To -3°C

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Pygmy Date Palm

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