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

Livistona chinensis (photo courtesy of Richard Shiell)
Livistona chinensis (photo courtesy of Richard Shiell)

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Livistona chinensis

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

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