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Phone: (619) 291-4605
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Email:
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THE ARECA PALM

by Phil Bergman


Description of Article

This article is a brief introduction to this suckering palm tree from Madagascar with the scientific name Dypsis lutescens.  It is an attractive mid-size plant for sun or part day sun.  A link to a comprehensive article on this species is given below.

Introduction

I am writing this article because so many people find the Areca Palm attractive and desirable. This is because it never gets too tall, tolerates our local weather in coastal Southern California and has attractive colors.  Please read the information below to introduce yourself to Dypsis lutescens.

DESCRIPTION OF THE SPECIES: THE ARECA PALM

Type of Palm:  A multi-stemmed (suckering) pinnate palm (feather palm)
Sun Tolerance:  Along the coast can take full or part sun.  Inland areas require less sun.  It would want filtered light in the desert
Mature Height:  In our locality it reaches heights of about twenty feet.  In the tropical it can get up to thirty feet.
Cold Tolerance:  It easily takes a freeze and tolerates temperatures down to about 25 degrees F.
Growth Rate:  Medium.  It is not fast like a King or Queen Palm
Native Habitat:  This species is native to Madagascar and the Reunion Islands
Other Characteristics:  It suckers from the base so one, over time would see trunks of various heights.  However, it does not "run" and will not take over an area.
Landscape Usages:  With its multiple trunks and leaves, it is often sought out as a visual blocking palm species.  By this I mean it's good to hide a neighbor, a fence or a large building wall.  It's the most popular "neighbor blocker" at our nursery.  As a stand alone specimen it is also full and attractive.

PHOTOGRAPHS OF GARDEN PLANTS

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The Areca Palm Dypsis lutescens Dypsis lutescens

 

PHOTOGRAPHS OF NURSERY PLANTS FOR SALE

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LINK TO MORE COMPREHENSIVE ARTICLE ON THE ARECA PALM:  CLICK HERE

 

Phil Bergman 
Jungle Music Palms, Cycads and Tropical Plants  

Email:

phil.bergman@junglemusic.net

Website:

www.junglemusic.net

Nursery Location:

450 Ocean View Ave., Encinitas, CA  92024

Nursery Phone: 619 291 4605
Nursery Hours:

 Monday - Saturday, 9:00AM-4PM
 Sunday typically closed

Directions to Nursery: Freeway Close. Take Freeway 5 to Encinitas
(10 minutes south of Oceanside, 30 minutes north of San Diego). Exit Leucadia Blvd West (toward ocean).
Immediate left on Orpheus Ave, left on Union St,
Right on Ocean View Ave to Nursery
450 Ocean View Ave
Mailing Address:

3233 Brant Street, San Diego, CA 92103





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