Laccospadix australasica
Atherton palm

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 Laccospadix australasica






North Queensland (Australia)

Cold Hardiness: 

25 F.

Trunk type:

The crown is brown and fibrous.  The trunks are clean and woody, they are a light tan color.

Leaf type:

 The leaves are pinnate (feather shaped). In solitary form,  the leaves are red emergent.


Can either be multi-trunk or solitary.


This palm is easy to grow.

Speed of growth:



8-15 feet

Soil requirements:

Rich, sandy soil that drains well.

Sun Requirements:

Partial sun in most areas, along the coast you can work it into full sun.

General Description:

This palm is great, either the solitary or multiple form will be a welcome addition to any garden.  They are an easy grow and readily make seeds in most warm areas.  A good plant to try for Southern California.  We prefer the mountain form which has thinner leaflets and doesn't throw a new red leaf.  Lower elevation forms do throw red.

Other Notes:

If you like this palm you should see Howea forsteriana, Howea belmoreana, Lepidorrhachis mooreana, Hedyscepe canterburyana and Rhopalostylis baueri and R. sapida.

Further Data:


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