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Adonidia merrillii, Veitchia merrilli, Christmas Palm

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 Adonidia merrillii, Veitchia merrilli
Family: Arecaceae / Palmae
Christmas Palm
Origin: Philippines
Big tree > 20 ftFull sunRegular waterPalm or palm-likeSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short timeSeaside, salt tolerant plant

Adonidia comes from Adonis, the handsome sun god of the ancient Greeks. This is neat looking, compact palm that resembles a dwarf version of the royal palm (Roystonea regia) which it matches in beauty. Christmas palm grows to an overall height of only about 16 ft. By late fall fruit are beginning to ripen and by late December are bright and brilliant red - like ornaments on a Christmas palm! It is a popular landscaping item in the capital of Philippines, which inspires another popular name, the Manila palm.

Christmas palm is moderately salt tolerant. Prefers full sun but will take some shade.

Small stature makes it perfect for use in small scale plantings. It is sometimes closely planted in groups of two or three.

Good specimen container plant. The formal symmetry of Christmas palm is nicely showcased when it is grown in a container. Indoors or out this is a glamourous container plant that can maintain its looks despite hardship and neglect.


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 Adonidia merrillii, Veitchia merrilli, Christmas Palm

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Adonidia merrillii, Veitchia merrilli, Christmas Palm

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Adonidia merrillii, Veitchia merrilli, Christmas Palm

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Adonidia merrillii, Veitchia merrilli, Christmas Palm

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Adonidia merrillii, Veitchia merrilli, Christmas Palm

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Variegated var Philippine Gold
Adonidia merrillii, Veitchia merrilli, Christmas Palm

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Golden Veitchia
Adonidia merrillii, Veitchia merrilli, Christmas Palm

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Golden Veitchia
Adonidia merrillii, Veitchia merrilli, Christmas Palm

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Variegated var Philippine Gold
Adonidia merrillii, Veitchia merrilli, Christmas Palm

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Variegated var Philippine Gold
Adonidia merrillii, Veitchia merrilli, Christmas Palm

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Variegated var Philippine Gold
Adonidia merrillii, Veitchia merrilli, Christmas Palm

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Adonidia merrillii, Veitchia merrilli, Christmas Palm

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V. m. aurea - Golden Veitchia
Adonidia merrillii, Veitchia merrilli, Christmas Palm

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Golden Veitchia
Adonidia merrillii, Veitchia merrilli, Christmas Palm

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Adonidia merrillii, Veitchia merrilli, Christmas Palm

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Adonidia merrillii, Veitchia merrilli, Christmas Palm

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Adonidia merrillii, Veitchia merrilli, Christmas Palm

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Adonidia merrilli variegata - var Philippine Gold
Adonidia merrillii, Veitchia merrilli, Christmas Palm

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Adonidia merrilli variegata - var Philippine Gold


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