Archontophoenix purpurea
Mount Lewis King Palm, Purple Crown Shaft King Palm,  Mt. Lewis 

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Description

   

Locality:

Mount Lewis, Queensland, Australia

Cold Hardiness: 

Tolerates approximately 26-28, F.

Trunk type:

Tall, single and slender trunk; has a purplish-green colored crownshaft.

Leaf type:

Pinnate (feathered shaped) leaf, dark green leaf with glaucous/whitish color on the underside of the leaflets.

Suckering/Solitary:

Solitary (single trunk).

Maintenance:

Easy

Speed of growth:

Slow to medium.

Height:

 Up to 40' feet.                                                                        

Soil requirements:

Average moisturel, good drainage.

Sun Requirements:

Coastal, full sun; inland part day sun

General Description:

A gorgeous King Palm, has a unique purple colored crownshaft and silver color on the underside of the leaflets.

Other Notes:

 Takes several years to develop the reddish purple crownshaft color.

Further Data:

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