Hedyscepe canterburyana
The Umbrella palm, Big mountain palm

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 Hedyscepe canterburyana, the Umbrella palm






Lord Howe Island (East of Australia)

Cold Hardiness: 

About 28-30 F.

Trunk type:

Single trunk, crown shafted, silver colored with prominent rings and large red fruit.

Leaf type:

Pinnate (feather shape), slightly re-curved leaves.


Single trunk.


Average, but plants either like their spot or don't.  Not unusual a plant in one locality in the garden does great, another does poorly

Speed of growth:

Slow at first, somewhat slower after 5 gallon size.


About 20 feet, perhaps a bit taller.

Soil requirements:

Rich with good drainage.

Sun Requirements:

In coastal areas, can take full sun.  Further inland, part day protection or filtered light.  Grow like you'd grow a Howea

General Description:

 A great plant!  Silver trunk, crown shafted, nice head of leaves, red fruit the size of small eggs, striking!

Other Notes:

Hard to find nursery plants of any size for sale.  Might have to start with smaller plant, although we have larger specimens.

Further Data:

Fabulous plant!

Palm for sale/Availability:

Click here to view the current price list.


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