Acanthophoenix crinita

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Reunion and Mauritius Islands (Islands off the East Coast of South Africa). 

Cold Hardiness: 

Surprisingly better than we thought, it can tolerate down-to 28, F.  Probably one of the more cold hardy spiny-palms.

Trunk type:

A single, spiny trunk.

Leaf type:

Pinnate (feather shape)


Solitary (single trunk).



Speed of growth:

Fast growing


In the U.S. uncertain; in the wild 30' feet or more.

Soil requirements:

Average moisture, good drainage.

Sun Requirements:

Typically full sun in California coastal areas.

General Description:

A unique and striking spiny palm that has proven to be both cold hardy and fast growing.  Difficult to find.

Other Notes:

A great palm to try!

Further Data:

 See Spiny palms and Cold Hardy Palms (Page 3); Palms For Very Cold Weather With Definite Freezes.

Palm for sale/Availability:

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