Syagrus sancona

Some call it the "Columbian Foxtail" (not widely accepted)

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 Syagrus sancona

   

Description

   

Locality:

Northern South America (Columbia, Venezuela, Ecuador, etc.)  Lives at high elevation in the Andes.

Cold Hardiness: 

26 F.

Trunk type:

Thin trunk for a Syagrus (8-10 inches) and very tall at 80 feet plus.  It is the tallest known Syagrus species.    

Leaf type:

  Long leaves that are very plumous   and somewhat recurved.  If you look at the photo, you'll see how fluffy they are and why it is called the "Columbian Foxtail".   

Suckering/Solitary:

Solitary

Maintenance:

Average

Speed of growth:

Reasonably fast, especially in more tropical areas.

Height:

80 feet or more

Soil requirements:

Rich, well draining soil.

Sun Requirements:

Full sun coastal, perhaps half day sun far inland.

General Description:

A great and different palm for collectors.  It has a relatively thin trunk with a big fluffy head.  Once again, it looks nothing like the Queen Palm.    

Other Notes:

Relatively hard to find in nurseries.  

Further Data:

 

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