Crowned with 510-ft., green or blue-green leaves that curve in toward the trunk, this slow- growing South American native grows 1020 ft. tall, with a 1015-ft. head. Long spikes of yellow flowers develop into clusters of yellow to red, edible summer fruit (flavor is sweet-tart, like an apricot-banana-pineapple blend). It is among the hardiest feather palms, taking 15F. Spent fronds hang down over the stout trunk like a hula dancer's skirt. To show off the patterned trunk, keep all these spent fronds trimmed to the same length.
- Full Sun
- Partial Shade
- Regular Water
- LS (Lower South) / Zone 8
- CS (Coastal South) / Zone 9
- TS (Tropical South) / Zone 10
- TS (Tropical South) / Zone 11