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Products > Archontophoenix cunninghamiana
 
Archontophoenix cunninghamiana - King Palm

Note: This plant is not currently for sale. This is an archive page preserved for informational use.  

 
Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Palm
Family: Arecaceae (Palmae) (Palms)
Origin: Australia (Australasia)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Pink
Bloomtime: Spring/Summer
Synonyms: [Seaforthia elegans, Hort.]
Height: 40-60 feet
Width: 8-12 feet
Exposure: Sun or Shade
Irrigation (H2O Info): Medium Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 25-30 F
Archontophoenix cunninghamiana (King Palm) - The King palm is said to have a "crown" which is the smooth green to purplish-brown portion of the trunk that starts 3 feet below the leaves. This solitary trunk palm grows to 60 feet tall and displays arching feather leaves. The pinkish flowers are clustered on pendulous inflorescences which grow from the base of the crownshaft. Will grow in full sun to part shade with occasional summer watering. It stabilizes soil erosion and is wind tolerant. Hardy to 28F. We sold this great plant at our nursery since 1979 but reluctantly discontinued growing it in 2007 as we focused on more xerophytic plants.  The information on this page is based on research conducted about this plant in the San Marcos Growers library, from online sources, and from observations made of the crops growing in our nursery, plants in the nursery's garden and those in other gardens where we may have observed it. We also have incorporated comments received from others and welcome getting feedback from those who may have additional information, particularly if this information includes cultural information that would aid others in growing Archontophoenix cunninghamiana.
 
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