Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Phoenix loureirii (Loureiro's Date Palm)

Actual height: 4 m (13 ft)
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Common names : Loureiro's Date Palm, Mountain Date Palm.
Family : Arecaceae
Syn. : Phoenix humilis, P. hanceana.

Originating from Taiwan, Hongkong, Philipines, India and southern Bhutan, this palm resembles a dwarf Phoneix canariensis. Phoenix loureirii is less cold hardy than Phoenix canariensis, but still can survive only a few degrees of frost. It can grow up to  20 ft ( 6 m) tall.