Caryota urens
Solitary fishtail palm, Cold Hardy Fishtail, Jaggery palm, 
Toddy palm, Toddy fishtail palm, Kitul palm, 

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Thailand and S E Asia

Cold Hardiness: 

About 22, F., perhaps a bit lower

Trunk type:

Somewhat fibrous, but basically clean with soft fuzz.

Leaf type:






Speed of growth:

Unbelievably fast


Properly grown, 80 to 90 feet

Soil requirements:


Sun Requirements:

Full or half day sun

General Description:

A huge single trunk Fishtail Palm that will outgrow almost anything else in the garden.  Likes lots of water, fertilizer and good drainage.

Other Notes:

Monocarpic, meaning it dies when it blossoms.  Anticipated life in So Cal about 20 to 25 years from germination.  Transplantation can throw the tree into blossom, shortening its life, so do not buy a plant that has been dug or transplanted. 

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