Ceroxylon alpinum
Andean wax palm, South American Mountain Palm

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 Ceroxylon alpinum





Venezuela, Columbia and Equador

Cold Hardiness: 

27 to 28, F.

Trunk type:

Smooth, grey, no crown shaft

Leaf type:

Pinnate, somewhat silver under the leaf.


Solitary (single trunk).


Average; prefers some protection when young.  

Speed of growth:

Slow at first, gets faster after a few years.


30 feet or taller.

Soil requirements:

Average moisture, good drainage.

Sun Requirements:

Full sun when large, filtered when smaller.

General Description:

Rather tall, medium size trunk, with long vertical leaves; rare palm.

Other Notes:

Best for coastal, cooler areas.  Not a desert plant.  Can be grown in Northern California.  Are other species of Ceroxylon.

Further Data:


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