One of the most salt and drought tolerant palms, Allagoptera arenaria, or seashore palm, is a beautiful tropical palm from the coastal regions of Brazil. Based on. Common Name: Coast Palm. Allagoptera arenaria. Cultivated plant in Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, Florida, USA Photograph by: Carl E. lewis. Image credit . Seashore palm, Beach palm. Atlantic coast of Brazil, from Bahia to Sao Paulo.

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They look good massed in clumps in mixed borders, or as framing hedges. It endures drying winds. Based on fossil records, it is also regarded as the most ancient of palms, a predecessor to all others. Inflorescences cm long; peduncle cm long, 0. Fruits edible; leaves used for binding; ornamental plant; potential use for paper manufacturing.

Total height The height that the species can reach, in good cultivation conditions, in gardens of south-west Europe. Usually not a problem Maintenance: There are 6—15 bright green to silvery green pinnately compound feather-like leaves 2—6 ft 0.

It prefers ample amounts of water, but once established, it can be fairly drought resistant. Each entry has a brief description of the plant and its uses, accompanied by one to many excellent quality photographs of the fruits. This plant has been said to grow in the following regions: The duration of these minimum temperatures and planting conditions will be decisive factors affecting the subsequent degree of damage suffered by the palm extent of defoliation, strangulation of trunk, etc.

Slow release fertilizer diet; including all micro nutrients and trace elements, applied during the growing season, or according to package directions, using a fertilizer specifically formulated for palms. This is one of the palms prone to get bud damage from overhead watering drip much preferred causing weird folded new leaves leaflets bent back against themselvesparticularly if not grown in full sun.

Although it produces fruits and seeds consistently, the main way of reproduction is through underground stools.

Allagoptera arenaria

It has arched pinnate leaves, spineless, that are bright green above and silver below. As a seedling, A.


Considered a slow grower when it is young, the seashore palm propagates by seeds and responds well to fertilizer and water. Minimum temperature Minimum temperature at which an adult aklagoptera can survive the winter. John Dransfield Image credit to Palmweb.

Seashore palm, Beach palm. This article does not cite any sources. It is also one of the few palms that do great areenaria the beach communities here in So Cal as the salt air doesn’t seem to hurt it any.

The flowers often attract bees and beetles.

Once you are registered you aplagoptera contribute, change, or correct the text, and even add photos on this page. Cocoeae Flora of Brazil Plants described in This is a tillering palm, it exhibits saxophone style root growth it has a heelkeep top third of heel above soil elevation! They have done a spectacular job with the landscaping using many, many unusual and odd plants.

Considered a slow grower when it is young, the seashore palm propagates by seeds and responds well to fertilizer and water. USDA Zones 9 Leu Gardens Botanist Eric S. Pistillate flowers sessile on proximal cm of rachilla; sepals free, trapezoid, about 5 x 6 mm, imbricate to the right, apiculate with papillose hairs on superior rim; petals free, triangular, about 5 x 4 mm, imbricate to the right, apiculate with papillose hairs on lateral to basal margins; staminodial ring to 1.

Leaves of palmate fan or costapalmate or pinnate or feathery pinnate or bi-pinnate appearance. Staminate flowers mm long, the pedicel mm, inserted perpendicular to rachilla; sepals free, glabrous, coriaceous, 2 about 5 x 1.

In addition to being cold and drought tolerant, it is seemingly heat resistant as well. Exposure The degree of exposure to the sun that the palm needs to grow well. Fruit ovoid to turbinate, with orange to yellowish floccose hairs or tomentose from base of stigmas to middle, 1.

Bismarckia nobilis, most of these were ft tall and several were green forms”. Contents 1 Common Names: Home About us Catalog Latest offers Palm catalogue Yuccas, cactus and other succulents Olive, citrus and other trees Cycads, shrubs and other plants Palms Palms in gardens Introduction Conditions for the growth of palms outdoors Planting and conservation of palms The transplanting of palms Indoor palms Introduction Acclimatazation of palms The rise and fall of temperatures indoors Light Relative humidity and watering Substrates and fertilizers Table I: The seashore palm is one of the best palms for beach and coastal situations in subtropical and tropical settings.


About three years ago I decided to try to remove it from the distant hill area to put it closer to the house where it could be seen and admired more often. Many Special Thanks to Ed Vaile for his long hours of tireless editing and numerous contributions.

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Fruits are small, orange, and get dry soon. Diameter of the trunk Width or diameter which the trunk of the palm normally reaches when it is adult. Allagoptera arenaria in a 5 g. Botanic name Name first recorded for the palm, genus and species, allagkptera by the abbreviation of the specialist who described it.

Use of this Web site constitutes acceptance of the Davesgarden. Difficulty transplanting One of the advantages of palms is that large specimens can be transplanted with ease, a large rootball not being necessary, being able to fully recover within a year or a year and a half. Palm species most used indoors. This is a very short, stemless palm original from the SE Brazil.

It requires moderate to arrenaria sunlight and is used as a beach screen, being very tolerant of extreme coastal and beach exposure, as well as salt spray. It arenwria sandy soils with little mineral or organic content, but may also grow on poor and rocky soils and on peaty and poorly drained sites.

The seashore palm is cultivated extensively in South America for the edible fruits which are eaten fresh or made into a drink or jam.