Chinese Fan Palm

Chinese Fan
Optimal Light: Full sun
Light Range: Full sun to full shade
Soil Moisture: Low to medium soil moisture
Native: No
Drought Tolerance: High
Perennial: N/A
Growth Rate: Slow
Mature Height: 15 – 25 ft.
Mature Spread: 6 – 10 ft.
Soil Texture: Any
Soil pH: Slightly acidic,
Slightly alkaline
Salt Tolerance: Medium
Hardiness Zone: 9-11

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.

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