Fishtail Wine Palm
Palms and cycads
These Southeast Asian natives are feather palms with huge, finely divided leaves made up of leaflets flattened and split at tips like fish tails. Plant in humus-rich soil that provides good drainage. Individual trunks die after flowering, which may not occur for 20 to 25 years.Caryota urens
Handsome single-stemmed palm grows to 50 ft. tall and 15 ft. wide in Southern California. A hardy, high-mountain selection, it is reported to withstand 20°F/–7°C once established. Arching, dark green leaves. Avoid handling fruit with bare hands; invisible crystals can cause severe itching.
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