Chinese Fan Palm, Livistona chinensis
This palm was imported originally from southern China. The large, glossy green fronds were said to be used in ancient times for dipping (fanning) Chinese royalty, hence the nickname! Slow growing hardy specimen that can reach up to 25 feet in height and eventually develop a woody trunk that turns grey with age. Usually grown as a single palm but is also grown in multiples depending on the desired look. Can withstand several degrees (20-40˚F) below freezing without damage.