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Hyophorbe verschaffeltii, Mascarena verschaffeltii, Spindle Palm

Hyophorbe verschaffeltii, Mascarena verschaffeltii

Spindle Palm
Family: Arecaceae / Palmae
Origin: Mascarene island of Rodriguez
Small tree 10-20 ftFull sunModerate waterPalm or palm-likeSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short timeSeaside, salt tolerant plant

This palm makes a nice specimen plant because its trunk eventually grows in the shape of a spindle--hence the name. Tropical with high salt tolerance, slow growing and often used as an understory palm although it is rated at 20 feet when mature. Sunny, moist, but well drained position. Frost and salt tolerant.


Similar plants:


Hyophorbe verschaffeltii, Mascarena verschaffeltii, Spindle Palm
H. lagenicaulis x verschaffeltii
Hyophorbe verschaffeltii, Mascarena verschaffeltii, Spindle Palm


Link to this plant:
https://toptropicals.com/catalog/uid/hyophorbe_verschaffeltii.htm