Burretiokentia viellardii
Known by some as the "Tiger Palm" 

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Description

   

Locality:

New Caledonia Island (east of Australia).

Cold Hardiness: 

Sub-freezing, perhaps to 28-30, F.

Trunk type:

Medium, slight brownish trunk, crownshafted.

Leaf type:

Pinnate (feather shape).

Suckering/Solitary:

Solitaire (single trunk).

Maintenance:

Average

Speed of growth:

Medium

Height:

to 30 feet plus

Soil requirements:

Average moister, good drainage and lots of water.

Sun Requirements:

Filtered light, working its way into sun. 

General Description:

A gorgeous medium sized palm with a somwhat swollen and striped crownshaft.  A great plant for Southern California.  Called the "Tiger Palm" because of the prominent stripes on the crownshaft.

Other Notes:

There are various other species in this genus: Burretiokentia hapala is also quite desirable.

Further Data:

See New Caledonian Palms article.

Palm for sale/Availability:

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