Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Latania loddigesii Mart.(Blue Latan Palm)

Mature tree, height :  about12 m (40 ft)

 height :  about 6 m (20 ft)

Common name : Blue Latan Palm
Synonym: Latania glaucophylla
Family: Arecaceae
Min. Temperature:  -3°C to -1.5°C (26 - 29°F)

Latania loddigesii is a species of lantan palm native to Mauritus Island. It is cultivated mainly as an ornamental fan palm. It has attractive blue fan leaves with a compact crown. Latania loddigesii grows slowly to 12 m (40 ft).