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Umbrella Palm, Big Mountain Palm
Scientific Name: Hedyscepe canterburyana
Family: Arecaceae
Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 23-24

Frost Tolerance: 28F (-2C)

Sun Exposure: Part sun on the coast, light sun inland when adult, light shade when young

Origin: Lord Howe Island around 2000 feet elevation (600 m)

Growth Habits: Solitary palmtree, slow growing up to 32 feet tall (10 m); crownshaft; trunk 4 to 5 inches in diameter (10-12 cm); unarmed short, pinnate, V-shaped, silvery leaves, with up to 80 dense, stiff, upward-pointing leaflets

Watering Needs: Regular water, needs good drainage

Propagation: Seeds (long time to germinate, generally over 6 months)

Blooming Habits:

Fruiting Habits:
fruit takes severall years to ripen

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