Dypsis utilis

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 Dypsis (Vonitra) utilus





Madagascar Island (East of Africa)

Cold Hardiness: 

28 F.

Trunk type:

It has a slender brown fibrous crown with a woody trunk.

Leaf type:

 The leaves are pinnate (feather shape) and sometimes irregularly divided.


This palm is known as a branching palm.  Which means the the trunk will actually split above ground and make multiple heads.  This palm will not always do this though as it can sometimes be solitary.


This is an easy palm to grow.

Speed of growth:

This is a moderate to fast grower.


15 feet +

Soil requirements:

Likes a rich, sandy soil with good drainage.

Sun Requirements:

Can take full sun along the coast and partial sun inland.

General Description:

This is a great palm.  It is a thin-trunked, branching palm with red emergent leaves.  It is a great palm for Southern California.

Other Notes:

If you like this palm see Dypsis fibrosa and Dypsis thouarsiana.

Further Data:

 See article: Palms of Madagascar.

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