Elaies guineenis
Africa oil palm

Palm Tree Care and Names, How to grow palms

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 Elaies guineenis photo






Cold Hardiness: 

About 40 F or somewhat less.

Trunk type:


Leaf type:

Plumose (fluffy appearance), Pinnate (feather shape) leaves.


Solitaire (single trunk).


In the tropics, easy to grow.

Speed of growth:



Variable, biggest specimens over 50 feet or higher.

Soil requirements:

Sun Requirements:

Full sun

General Description:

Not particularly good choice for domestic landscape, but interesting species.  

Other Notes:

Protected fruit within the crown of leaves

Further Data:

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