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Coccothrinax crinita, Old Man Palm, Thatch Palm

Coccothrinax crinita

Old Man Palm, Thatch Palm
Family: Arecaceae / Palmae
Origin: Cuba
Small tree 10-20 ftFull sunModerate waterPalm or palm-like

A truly remarkable trunk with a thick, fibrous, wooly material all over the trunk, even on small specimens. It thrives in most warm temperate and tropical areas and will even take a short, light frost without damage. It prefers a sunny situation and needs well drained soil. Very slow growing.

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