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Pritchardia thurstonii (photo courtesy of Doreen L. Wynja)
Pritchardia thurstonii (photo courtesy of Doreen L. Wynja)

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Pritchardia thurstonii

Thurston Fan Palm

Palms and cycads, Trees

PRITCHARDIA

This complex genus includes 19 native Hawaiian species and about 25 species restricted to various other tropical Pacific islands. Erect, medium-size fan palms with a straight trunk and regular form. Best in well-drained soil with moderate moisture. Plant in groups or use as specimens. Young plants tolerate shade and are good in containers, indoors or out.

Pritchardia thurstonii

Native to Fiji. Slow-growing, slender-trunked tree to 15–30 ft. tall and 8 ft. wide. Bright green, 5–6-ft.-long leaves. Good salt-tolerance.

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