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Christmas Palm

Veitchia merrilli

Christmas Palm, Veitchia merrilli Description

Height: 20-30 feet (6-9 meters)
Spread: 10-15 feet (3-4.5 meters)
Leaf: 12-18 inches (30-46 cm)
Range: Not native to North America (southern Florida)

General Care Tips

Plant in a variety of well-drained soils, including limestone. Young plants should receive some shade while older plants can tolerate full-sunlight.

Things to Watch For

The Christmas palm is extremely susceptible to lethal yellowing disease and an alternative species is to be preferred if available. It will not tolerate frost.