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Coccothrinax barbadensis, Silver Thatch, Barbados Silver Palm

Coccothrinax barbadensis

Silver Thatch, Barbados Silver Palm
Family: Arecaceae / Palmae
Origin: Antillean Island of the Jamaican
Big tree > 20 ftFull sunModerate waterPalm or palm-likeSeaside, salt tolerant plant

With trunks up to (50 ft) tall, this fine species is one of the tallest, fastest, and most robust in the genus. The big, circular leaves have up to 60 flexuous segments and are a beautiful silvery-gray below. C. barbadensis is widely distributed in the Caribbean and will do well in subtropical and tropical climates. It can take considerable coastal exposure.

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