Syagrus sancona

Some call it the "Columbian Foxtail" (not widely accepted)

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 Syagrus sancona





Northern South America (Columbia, Venezuela, Ecuador, etc.)  Lives at high elevation in the Andes.

Cold Hardiness: 

26 F.

Trunk type:

Thin trunk for a Syagrus (8-10 inches) and very tall at 80 feet plus.  It is the tallest known Syagrus species.    

Leaf type:

  Long leaves that are very plumous   and somewhat recurved.  If you look at the photo, you'll see how fluffy they are and why it is called the "Columbian Foxtail".   





Speed of growth:

Reasonably fast, especially in more tropical areas.


80 feet or more

Soil requirements:

Rich, well draining soil.

Sun Requirements:

Full sun coastal, perhaps half day sun far inland.

General Description:

A great and different palm for collectors.  It has a relatively thin trunk with a big fluffy head.  Once again, it looks nothing like the Queen Palm.    

Other Notes:

Relatively hard to find in nurseries.  

Further Data:


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