Hedyscepe canterburyana
The Umbrella palm, Big mountain palm

Palm Tree Care and Names, How to grow palms

Go Back

   

 

 Hedyscepe canterburyana, the Umbrella palm

Hedyscepe

   

Description

   

Locality:

Lord Howe Island (East of Australia)

Cold Hardiness: 

About 28-30 F.

Trunk type:

Single trunk, crown shafted, silver colored with prominent rings and large red fruit.

Leaf type:

Pinnate (feather shape), slightly re-curved leaves.

Suckering/Solitary:

Single trunk.

Maintenance:

Average, but plants either like their spot or don't.  Not unusual a plant in one locality in the garden does great, another does poorly

Speed of growth:

Slow at first, somewhat slower after 5 gallon size.

Height:

About 20 feet, perhaps a bit taller.

Soil requirements:

Rich with good drainage.

Sun Requirements:

In coastal areas, can take full sun.  Further inland, part day protection or filtered light.  Grow like you'd grow a Howea

General Description:

 A great plant!  Silver trunk, crown shafted, nice head of leaves, red fruit the size of small eggs, striking!

Other Notes:

Hard to find of any size for sale.  Might have to start with smaller plant, although we have larger specimens.

Further Data:

Fabulous plant!

Palm for sale/Availability:

Click here to view the current price list.

 

  Home Contents Palms Cycads Directions

  To be added to our mailing list click here. Receive quarterly species lists and announcements of Jungle Music's famous Open House Sales!

Send mail to phil.bergman@junglemusic.net only with inquiries about Jungle Music nursery stock or mail order. (After over a decade and tens of thousands of phone calls and emails, we no longer offer free advice and consults by phone or email. See our free Palm Tree Help & Cycad Help Articles)

1997-2011 Jungle Music Palms and Cycads
Last modified: August 18, 2011

  All major credit cards accepted