Hyphaene petersiana
Doum Palm, Vegetable Ivory Palm

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 Hyphaene petersiana






Cold Hardiness: 

28-30 F.

Trunk type:

Rough, tall for a Hyphanae, and often do not branch (whereas other Hyphanae species do branch).  Can get a bulge in the trunk.

Leaf type:

Palmate (fan shape)


Single trunk or branching 


Easy, providing growing conditions right.

Speed of growth:



30 feet

Soil requirements:

Sandy soil, good drainage, likes to be dry during the colder months.

Sun Requirements:

Must have full and hot sun

General Description:

Often a single trunk and tall Hyphanae species.

Other Notes:

Long tap root when germinating.  Can be difficult to establish.

Further Data:


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