Fish Branch Tree Farm, Quality plant nursery growing shade trees, Phoenix Sylvestris And Mule Palms





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Special Attributes:

40' - 50' H x 15' W

Single upright trunk with full canopy

Full sun for mature trees.  Juveniles do better with filtered light.

Will perform well in a variety of soil types.  For best growth, this palm seems to prefer finer textured soils with good moisture and nutrient holding capacity.

For re-establishment or a faster growth rate, use even or fairly high application rates.  When established, L. Nitida will tolerate periods of drought or occasional flooding.

Quite hardy to at least Zone 8-B

A good choice for a variety of applications.  Can be used for avenue planting or in groups with  staggered heights.  This newly introduced species can be used as a more attractive alternative to Sabals, Chinese Fan Palms and Washingtonias.  Livistona Nitida is not known to have the pest and disease problems commonly found with many other palm species.

Dark green foliage, attractive thatched trunk (beautiful ringed trunk devoid of boots when older), cold hardiness and pest resistance contribute to the desirability of Livistona Nitida.

Livistona Nitida (Carnavon Gorge Palm)