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Livistona

Arecaceae (Palmae)
Palms and cycads

These slow-growing fan palms somewhat resemble Washingtonia but generally have shorter, darker, shinier leaves. They are hardy to about 22°F/–6°C. All make good potted plants.

Livistona australis
Livistona australis

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Livistona australis

From coastal forests of eastern Australia. To 40 to 50 ft. tall, 15 ft. wide. Has clean, slender trunk with interesting-looking leaf scars. Dark green leaves are 3 to 5 ft. wide.

Livistona chinensis, photo courtesy of Richard Shiell
Livistona chinensis, photo courtesy of Richard Shiell

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Livistona chinensis

From Japan, Taiwan. Very slow growing; eventually to 40 ft. tall, 15 ft. wide. Roundish, bright green, 3–6-ft.- wide leaves droop strongly at outer edges.

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