Veitchia merrillii
Manila Palm, Christmas Palm, Adonidia Palm

Palm Tree Care and Names, How to grow palms

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 Veitchia merrillii photo

Veitchia merrillii Adonidia






Cold Hardiness: 

Approximately 35-40s F.

Trunk type:

Smooth, crownshafted

Leaf type:

Pinnate, recurved.




In tropical areas, easy.

Speed of growth:



20 to 30 feet

Soil requirements:


Sun Requirements:

Full sun

General Description:

A beautiful yet slender crownshafted pinnate palm very popular among palm lovers.  It is graceful and has beautiful large red fruit.  

Other Notes:

"Christmas Palm" because the fruit typically ripens about Christmas time in the U.S.

Further Data:

Often inquired about palm that does poorly in Southern CA

Palm for sale/Availability:

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Of note, large palms like that to left are available as imports from HI as interior palm




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