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

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Zones 9, 13-17, 19-24, H1, H2
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Full
Regular Water
Moderate

Livistona chinensis

Chinese Fountain Palm

Palms and cycads, Trees

LIVISTONA

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 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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