Howea belmoreana
Curly palm, Sentry palm

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 Howea belmoreana

Howea belmoreana

   

Description

   

Locality:

Lord Howe Island

Cold Hardiness: 

24-26 F.

Trunk type:

Clean slender trunk (8inches diameter).  This palm has a fibrous crown.

Leaf type:

  Green, keeled and recurving leaves about 6-8
  feet long.

Suckering/Solitary:

Solitary

Maintenance:

Easy

Speed of growth:

Moderate

Height:

20-25 feet.

Soil requirements:

Rich + good drainage.

Sun Requirements:

Partial or full sun.

General Description:

This palm is similar to a Kentia palm (Howea forsteriana) except for it dramatically different leaves.  It has been grown with enormous success throughout California.  If you like Kentias, yet want something different, Howea belmoreana is the way to go.

Other Notes:

This palm is certainly more rare than its sister palm (Howea forsteriana), and different looking.  Many trees around California have set seed.  This is a great and easy palm to grow.  It is probably a little more cold hardy than H. forsteriana

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